Does a bone scan use radiation?

Yes. It is a nuclrear medicine study that uses a small amount of radiation similar to xrays. The amount usrd is not in a range that is harmful or should be worrisome if the exam is clinically warrented.
Yes. A radioactive isotope is used and injected into the blood. It is accumulated in the bones. It is the radiation that comes from the isotope that allows the images to be made. for more information, check out this link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_scintigraphy.
Nuclear Medicine. In a bone scan you are injected with a radioaactive isotope.

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Does bone scan involve any exposure to radiation?

Minimal. There is some radiation exposure as a bone scan involves injecting a radioactive isotope into your blood and then scaning your body to see where the radioactive isotope accumulates. Read more...
Yes. The bone scan involves being administered a radiotracer that is then imaged by a camera. The amount of radiation is very small but not zero. Read more...

Can I have do a bone scan with radiation in the IV if I can't handle IV iodine contrast? I don't want to have the same reaction.

Should not. The material used for bone scan is different than IV contrast for CT. I am unaware of anyone having a reaction for this reason. Read more...
There are. contrast substances which can be used (or an "alternative" diagnostic test) for people with sensitivity or allergy to Iodine!!!

Your ordering physician MUST be TOLD!
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Does bone scan process involve any exposure to radiation as in x ray?

Yes. Both x-ray an isotope for bone scan produce ionizing irradiation. Exposure from isotope of bone scan in adult is about 6 msv. This is similar to some ct scans.The only imaging methods not involving irradiation are ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging mri. Information from each test is not the same. Read more...

Bone scan - does this test involve any exposure to radiation as in x ray?

Both radiation. Bone scan involves internal irradiation via IV injection for detection of bone metabolism and areas of abnormal skeletal uptake. Xray (ct or radiograph) is external irradiation for visualization of anatiomy and pathology. Both contribute to radiation dose. Both are ionizing radiation. Ultrasound and MRI do not involve irradiation. Read more...

Expert opinions? Which has more radiation: bone scan or ct?

It's complicated.. Ct scans can be done with different settings but in general, a tc bone scan should have less radiation than a ct scan but it depends on what portion of the body the ct scan is performed on. Ct chest? Abdomen? Pelvis? All of the above? Read more...
Sometimes same dose. Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct head: 3 msv, ct chest: 5 msv (equivalent to 100 chest xrays) ct abdomen: 5-10, average bone scan 6.5 msv. Radiation depends on size of patient." radiation affects growing body in children more than adults. Doses to children are much less. Read more...

Is their a lot of radiation with a bone scan (left leg)?

No, not really. Bone scan is considered fairly harmless medical procedure.I would not worry about the very small dose of radiation associated with this procedure. Read more...

How to find out how much radiation the patient is exposed to during a bone scan when they inject a dye?

5.27 mSv . The common bone scan with 600 mbq of technetium-99m-mdp has an effective dose of approximately 3.5 msv (3, 500 ?sv). By the way they do not inject dye, they radioactive material. It is complicated issue. Read more:http://hps.Org/publicinformation/ate/q8077.Html. Read more...
4.4 mSv. Depending on the injected dose of the radiopharmaceutical the actual dose to the patient varies. The recommended dose for a whole-body bone scans is generally around 20 mci which gives a radiation dose of 4.4 msv to the patient. To give you a reference, a ct scan of the chest gives a radiation dose of 7 msv and a flight from ny to la gives you a radiation dose of 40 microsv. Read more...
Low end of rad, dose. With a bone scan the radiotracer or isotope is injected intravenously and accumulates after a couple of hours in the bones of the skeleton. The common bone scan with 600 mbq of technetium-99m-mdp has an effective dose of approximately 3.5 msv . This is higher radiation than several routine xrays but is thought not to increase cancer risk in adult patient. Read more...
Ask the technologist. The technologist at your facility should have recorded the exact dose given and may be able to give you the expected exposure to different body parts. Don't be afraid to ask for this information from the facility where you had the work done. Read more...

Which has more radiation: a bone scan or CT scan?

Sometimes same dose. Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct head: 3 msv, ct chest: 5 msv (equivalent to 100 chest xrays) ct abdomen: 5-10, average bone scan 6.5 msv. Radiation depends on size of patient." radiation affects growing body in children more than adults. Doses to children are much less. Read more...

What exposes the body to more: radiation bone scan or computed tomography?

CT vs bone scan. The amount of CT radiation exposure depends on the type of CT. Average effective radiation dose for bone scan is about 6 mSv. Dose for head CT is 2mSv, for abdomen CT is 8 mSv, and for CT angiogram 16mSv. Read more...
Depends on body part. Children dose is by weight. For adult patient effective radiation dose in mSv is: bone scan 4.2 mSv CT abdomen 10.0 mSv CT head 2.0 mSv CT chest 8.0 mSv Information obtained is different for these studies. Bone scan can give information about entire skeleton. CT exams are limited to certain portions of body and not whole body. Read more...