One man's experience with multiple myeloma

Tag: CT Scan

March 12, 2012

I met with Manny, my orthopedist. He had the results of the Bone Scan and the CT Scan. The good news was that the Bone Scan showed no problems anywhere else in my skeleton other than the one we knew about in my right clavicle. The bad news was that the CT Scan showed that there was definitely something there and that a Bone Biopsy was necessary to find out was was in my clavicle. I met with Gaston, the radiologist who would take the biopsy. This was scheduled for 3/14.

March 9, 2012

I went to Signet in Plantation (because it was their only site that could do a bone scan).  The CT scan of my shoulder was run first.  The reason was that, once I was given the Tc99 (Technetium or Tc is the element and 99 refers to the radioactive isotope) by injection into a vein, no one else on staff could touch me because I would be “radioactive”.  The CT scan was quick.  Then I was given the injection of the Tc99.  I had to wait 2 hours for the isotope to course through my body so that any other problem in my skeleton would show up and we’d know how much of a problem I had from the scan.  I came back 2 hours later after some lunch and the scanner checked my whole skeleton – toes to top of skull.