WHAT IS IT?
A bone scan is a nuclear test that evaluates the distribution of active bone formation in the body.
I AM COMING IN FOR THIS TEST WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
A bone scan is done in two visits on the same day. When you come in for the first visit you will receive an injection of a radioactive material that will “tag” to your bones so the camera can acquire the pictures. You will need to come back 3-4 hours later for the pictures to be taken. This will give the radioactive material time to circulate and tag to your bone so that the pictures can be accurate.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THIS TEST?
There is no preparation for the test, but after the injection, you will need to drink 24-48 ounces of water.