A 44-year-old female asked:
how do i get a nuclear scan ordered. that's the only test that showed how bad the infection i had, in my bone and sinus was.
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Nuclear Medicine 34 years experience
Your MD: Your nuclear bone scan, from what you said, was most likey performed to evaluate for osteomyelitis / infection in your bone. It was oredred because your md was suspicious for it .
Talk to him/her about another one
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Radiology 26 years experience
Ask your doctor: If you are asking how to get it ordered, that would come from your doctor. If you are asking what to get ordered, it may have been a 3 phase bone scan or a white blood cell scan.
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Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Physician: Any physician or nurse practitioner can order study if they agree that scan can answer question. Nuclear scans that address infection may consist of bone scan and/or white blood cell study. You should address your problem with person in charge of your medical care, .
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Last updated Aug 31, 2015
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