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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

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Colantino
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