Bone Scan

Bone Scan
 
 

Information about Bone Scans:

Is primarily used to help diagnose a number of conditions relating to bones, including: cancer of the bone or cancers that have spread to the bone, locating some sources of bone inflammation (e.g. bone pain such as lower back pain due to a fracture), the diagnosis of fractures that may not be visible in traditional X-ray images, and the detection of damage to bones due to certain infections or other problems.

The test consists of two parts: an early injection with/without early imaging depending on clinical indication and delayed imaging ~ 2-3 hours (case dependent) after the tracer administration.

 

Patient Preparation:

  • Patient to be well hydrated.

  • No fasting required.