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  1. Is the process of removing a small sample of bone marrow from a selected site with a needle for the purpose of examining the specimen under a microsccope.
  2. This procedure measures the bone density more accurately than the dual photon absorptiometry, takes less time, and emits less radiation to the patient.
  3. Abnormal outward curvature of a portion of the spine, also known as humpback or hunchback.
  4. Abnormal inward curvature of a portion of the spine, also known as swayback
  5. A malignant tumor of bones, common in young adults particularly adolescent boys

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  1. Pagets diseaseInvolves the intravenous injection of a radioisotope, which is absorbed by the bone. After approximately three hours, the skeleton is scanned with a gamma camera (scanner), moving from one end of the body to the other. The scanner detects the areas where the bone absorbs the isotope and converts the radioactive image to a screen where the concentrations show up as pinpoint dots cast in the image of a skeleton.

          

  2. OsteoporosisPredominately in females, fragile bones, loss of bone density, decreased levels of estrogen and calcium.

          

  3. OsteochondromaMost common benign bone marrow tumor, usually located within the bone marrow cavity

          

  4. OsteomalaciaA disease in which bones become abnormally soft due to decreased levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood (rickets)

          

  5. ScoliosisAbnormal lateral (sideward) curvature of a portion of the spine.

          

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