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Bone Scintigraphy


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.


Follow up with your 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 liquid 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 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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Learn more about Bone Scintigraphy (Aftercare Instructions)

Micromedex® Care Notes