The scan. Outcome: shin splints on the left leg (larger white spot) and signs of SF (small white spot) on the right leg. Note that I never had any pain in the right leg, and still haven't. Now my MD says that even a healed SF will continue to show up on a bone scan for months. I honestly don't know what to do know and who to believe... Plus, for the first time in years it makes me want to cry.