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how long does a fracture stay intensely bright on a bone scan? it's been 7 months with sternal fx in 2 areas + still bright. dr will rescan in 6 month

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
The bone scan: is absolutely THE MOST SENSITIVE test for Fracture diagnosis and HEALING and stays "bright" for a long time beyond standard xrays and even CT scanning!! THAT i why it is NOT generally used to diagnose or follow bone trauma! Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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