A 46-year-old member asked:
Does bone scan process involve any exposure to radiation as in x ray?
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Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Yes: Both x-ray an isotope for bone scan produce ionizing irradiation. Exposure from isotope of bone scan in adult is about 6 msv. This is similar to some ct scans.The only imaging methods not involving irradiation are ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging mri. Information from each test is not the same.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Bone scan - does this test involve any exposure to radiation as in x ray?
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Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
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