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Are nuclear scans 100% accurate?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
9 doctors agree
In brief: Nothing 100%
Accurate, nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
In some diseases nuclear medicine studies can identify medical problems at an earlier stage than other diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine, in a sense, is "radiology done inside out" or "endo-radiology" because it records radiation emitting from within

In brief: Nothing 100%
Accurate, nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
In some diseases nuclear medicine studies can identify medical problems at an earlier stage than other diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine, in a sense, is "radiology done inside out" or "endo-radiology" because it records radiation emitting from within
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No..
Nothing is 100% accurate.
There are always going to be some false positives and false negatives but education and experience helps physicians do their best job to minimize these errors. If you have doubts about a result you can always get a second opinion.

In brief: No..
Nothing is 100% accurate.
There are always going to be some false positives and false negatives but education and experience helps physicians do their best job to minimize these errors. If you have doubts about a result you can always get a second opinion.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
There is no medical imaging test 100% accurate so far. Furthermore, there is a very large spectrum of nuclear medicine procedures that can be performed.
Some of them are more accurate, some less, according to the disease we are looking at. Some nuclear medicine procedures can be very sensitive in detecting one type of lesions but less specific in defining the lesions.

In brief: No
There is no medical imaging test 100% accurate so far. Furthermore, there is a very large spectrum of nuclear medicine procedures that can be performed.
Some of them are more accurate, some less, according to the disease we are looking at. Some nuclear medicine procedures can be very sensitive in detecting one type of lesions but less specific in defining the lesions.
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
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