Please, I have just a couple of questions that would help me out immensely. GP's really don't know about this. I would really appreciate any input on this subject.
(1) Can compression fractures on bone scans be confused with osteoarthritis anterior endplate bone spurring?
(2) Do bone scans determine spinal compression fractures by noting the increased density in the area (the bone has compressed and it therefore more dense). What defines a "hot spot"?
(3) Do osteophytes and bone spurs increase the "density" that the bone scan reads?
(4) Alternatively, can "anterior endplate bone spurring" on radiographs be confused with compression fractures?