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Bone Scan

Alternate Names : Bone Mineral Study

Bone Scan | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

This test can:

  • show specific areas of irregular bone metabolism, which may suggest certain diseases based on the pattern of abnormality
  • detect abnormal blood flow to a particular bony region
  • help evaluate metabolic diseases that affect bone, such as certain thyroid conditions
  • detect the spread of cancer to the bones and evaluate results of cancer treatment
  • diagnose bone changes from a condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a disorder of nerves that may cause pain, usually in the hands or feet

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    Bone Scan: Preparation & Expectations


    Author: James Compton, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/24/01

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