How to Read Bone Scans

A bone scan is a radiologic technique in which a small amount of a radioactive chemical, also known as a tracer, is injected into the veins. This tracer is used to help visualize how fast bones are being broken down and reformed.

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Side Effects of a Bone Scan

Bone scans serve several medical diagnostic purposes, according to Drugs.com. They can diagnose bone tumors or cancer, detect if a patientís cancer has spread, diagnose bone fractures and bone infections, determine the source of bone pain, and assess metabolic disorders.

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