A 46-year-old member asked:
does bone scan process involve any exposure to radiation as in x ray?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Nuclear Medicine 52 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.
Last updated Aug 23, 2018
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