Hi Everyone, Hope you are all okay.
We went to the Dr. today to go over the whole body bone scan that was done on Rick last week They had injected him 4 hours prior to doing the scan with something to make him light up. The Dr. today said he was not satisified with the results and has ordered a Ct scan for this Friday. He showed us on the bone scan where his sholders, arms, knees, hips, pelvis area, and big toe seem to be what they call light up and the radiologist thinks it is arthritus. The Dr. seems to think it might be something more????? so he ordered the CT. Scan. My question is what and how much is the difference between a whole body bone scan and a CT scan?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06 PSA 2.54
1-22-07 PSA 4.98
1-26-07 PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07 Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07 PSA 0.02
7-6-07 PSA 0.03
8-1-07 CT Scan & Chest X-Ray Clean
9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12
01/31/2008 PSA 0.3
03/01/2008 PSA 0.3