Bone Scintigraphy

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

Bone scintigraphy, or bone scan, is a procedure to look at the bones in your body. It shows pictures of any bone fractures, damage, or disease.

AFTER YOU LEAVE:

Follow up with your primary healthcare provider as directed:

You may need to return for more tests, such as a CT or an MRI. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Drink plenty of liquids:

Increase the amount of liquids you drink for 24 hours after your bone scan. This will help remove the tracer from your body. Ask how much liquid you should drink.

Discard breast milk:

Express or pump and throw away your breast milk for 2 days after the procedure.

Contact your primary healthcare provider if:

  • Your signs and symptoms get worse.

  • The area where the tracer was injected is red, swollen, and painful.

  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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