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What can a nuclear bone scan show (about my hip bones) that cannot be seen by x-ray?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Bone scan: A nuclear bone scan may show hairline fractures, bone loss, infection or small tumors not visible on xray. It may also confirm the presence of arthritis that may be suspected on xray.

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Last updated Dec 13, 2018

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