Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

whole body bone scan purpose

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
All the scan tells-: -you is there is more bone active in that are, does not tell you why. Can be as simple as this being your dominant extremity. Very dense uptake is som ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Azabache
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Inflammatory act: That is not normal It seems there is an increased radio nuclear activity near the superior lateral margin of the right orbital. This could be an infl ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Bone scan: You need to discuss with your provider who ordered the test as bone scan can be difficult to read with out more information
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It means you: are fine, bone scan shows nothing remarkable
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Bone scan: The fact that the interpreting md. stated it appears unremarkable is an indication that your scan is normal. The description about the distribution is ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
18 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Easy imaging...: It sounds like you are referring to a three phase bone scan (flow, blood pool, and delayed images). Early images can provide more information dependi ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
No: Gallium scanning involves greater irradiation and is non specific for tumor, infection , and bone abnormalities. Low radiation bone scan is specifical ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
CT vs bone scan: The amount of CT radiation exposure depends on the type of CT. Average effective radiation dose for bone scan is about 6 mSv. Dose for head CT is 2mS ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Sometimes same dose: Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct he ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
To see if damage: It may be to look for damage of the bone and joint including the patella. Your physicians can clarify what the bone status is before surgery. I ass ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Xray/exam: get a regular x-ray of the ribs and a physical exam.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
18 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes...: The tracer which is given for bone scan is Technetium 99m MDP and it is excreted by the kidneys. The tracer is a radionuclide and has a physical half ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month