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please tell me what happens during a bone scan procedure?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Imaging of skeleton: Bone scans differ at different institutions.All involve IV injection of radiopharmaceutical usually tc99m mdp, related to phosphorous, deposited in skeleton. Scan one or more phases.Immediate imaging after injection (angiographic phase) for minute, then soft tissue imaging 5 to 15 min after injection.All involve delayed imaging at 2-3 hours after injection. Part or whole body imaged with camera.
Answered on Apr 2, 2018

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