A 44-year-old member asked:
Is a radioisotope bone scan more detailed then an iodine bone scan?
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Radiology 38 years experience
No iodine bone scan: Nuclear medicine bone scans are performed using a radionuclide called tc 99m mdp. It is a radioactive particle tagged to a molecule involved in bone metabolism. Common exam, around for decades.
There is now a new scan using a pet/ct scanner and an isotope sodium flouride. It is sensitive and more accruate but also more expensive and less available.
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Nuclear Medicine 42 years experience
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Last updated Aug 20, 2019
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