A bone scan is a test that uses a very small amount of radioactive contrast. This medicine lets your doctor see your bones better than he or she would be able to on x-ray.
This test has two parts. Arrive on time for each part of the test. Staff will tell you when to come back to the testing area for the second part of the test.
If you have any allergies to medicines, foods or other things, tell the staff before the test.
If you are breastfeeding, pregnant or think you might be, tell the staff before the test.
An IV (intravenous) is put in a vein in your arm. The contrast is put into your IV.
One or two scans may be done. Lie flat and hold still as each scan is done.
About 3 hours later, you will have a scan of your whole body. You lie on a table during the scan. This takes about 1 hour.
Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions or concerns.
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