Bones Scan

WHAT IS IT?
A bone scan is a nuclear test that evaluates distribution of active bone formation in the body.

I AM COMING IN FOR THIS TEST WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
A bone scan is done in two visits on the same day. When you come in for the first visit you will receive an injection of a radioactive material that will “tag” to you bones so the camera can acquire the pictures. You will be need to come back 3-4 hours later for the pictures to be taken. This will give the radioactive material time to circulate and tag to your bone so that the pictures can be accurate.

INDICATIONS:
Bone pain
Bone metastasis
Fracture
Arthritis

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THIS TEST?
There is no preparation for the test, but after the injection you will need to drink 24-48 ounces of water.