Nuclear Medicine Whole Body Bone Scan

A bone scan is an imaging test that helps diagnose problems with the patient’s bones such as injury, infection or cancer using a GE Entegra Nuclear Medicine gamma camera. For the exam the patient is injected with 25 mci of Tc99 MDP nuclear medicine agent and returns 2.5 to 3 hours later for a whole body, head to toe scan which lasts about 45 minutes.

 

What to expect during the procedure:

  • Patient’s will be asked to lie still on a table while a device with a tracer-sensitive camera passes over their body to obtain images