Amyloid Bone Scan
WHAT IS AN AMYLOID BONE SCAN?
An Amyloid Bone Scan is a diagnostic test used to diagnose Cardiac Amyloidosis. The percentage of uptake of radiotracer in your bone/heart
determines if you have cardiac Amyloidosis
An Amyloid Bone scan can also be called a Cardiac Bone Scan, PYP Bone scan or an Amyloidosis Scan.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING AN AMYLOID BONE SCAN?
Part 1. When you arrive, you will be given a small injection of a radiotracer. The injection should not make you feel any different. You can then leave the department for 1 hour. In this time, you can go about your normal activities and you can eat and drink as normal. The imaging staff will advise you of a return time for Part 2.
Part 2. On return to the department the imaging staff will perform scans of your bones/heart. This usually take between 30-60 minutes.
HOW LONG DOES AN AMYLOID BONE SCAN TAKE?
The test can take 2 hours.
PREPARATION REQUIRED FOR AN AMYLOID BONE SCAN?
- Please make staff aware if you think you maybe pregnant or if you are breast-feeding prior to making an appointment.
- Please bring previous scans which maybe relate to the area under investigation.
- Eat and drink as normal on the day of your scan.
- Please take all your regular medications.
WHEN WILL MY DOCTOR RECEIVE MY RESULTS?
Your Referring Doctor will receive your results within 48hrs.