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Bone scan

Bone scan

Bone scan: A bone scan is a test that follows the decay of a radioactive substance from the bone and measures bone metabolism.

Bone scan: Broader Types

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Bone scan: Other Names

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Symptoms Associated with Bone scan

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Diseases Associated with Bone scan

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Descriptions of Bone scan

Bone scan: A technique to create images of bones on a computer screen or on film. A small amount of radioactive material is injected into a blood vessel and travels through the bloodstream; it collects in the bones and is detected by a scanner.
Source: National Institute of Health

Basic Information: Bone scan

Bone scan: One type of bone scan is used to diagnose osteoporosis and involves using x-ray beams or ultrasound to determine the solidity of the bone. The other type of bone scan requires the use of a radioactive substance and is used to find abnormal bone formation such as that seen in stress fractures, arthritis, infection or cancers.

Disease or Condition count: 7; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Bone scan' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List Bone scan as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Bone scan' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:








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