Bone Scan - Nuclear

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A bone scan is a test that detects areas of increased or decreased bone metabolism (turnover). The test is performed to identify abnormal processes involving the bone such as tumor, infection, or fracture.

A radiotracer is injected into a vein and emits gamma radiation as it decays. A gamma camera scans the radiation area and creates an image.

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