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bone scan

the injection of a radioactive substance to enable visualization of a bone via the image produced by emission of radioactive particles.

bone scan

A method in which a radioactive compound—e.g., 99mTc IDA—is administered and its distribution in the body analysed by a scintillation camera for increased or decreased uptake in bone. Uptake in the bone is usually increased in infection, fractures and malignancy.

bone scan

Bone scintigraphy Nuclear medicine A method in which a radioactive compound–eg, 99mTc IDA, is administered and its distribution in the body analyzed by a scintillation camera for ↑ or ↓ uptake in bone, an indicator of infection or malignancy. Cf Skeletal survey.

bone scan

(bōn skan)
Examination of bone with a gamma camera after injection of radioactive material, to identify areas of injury, disease, or regeneration, using a gamma camera.

Bone scan

An x-ray study in which patients are given an intravenous injection of a small amount of a radioactive material that travels in the blood. When it reaches the bones, it can be detected by x ray to make a picture of their internal structure.
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bone scan

a radionuclear technique (using radioactive-labelled technetium-99) used in medical investigations to visualize bone and to estimate bone density. In sport, it is used in the diagnosis of bony injury, especially for suspected stress fractures which may not show up on a conventional X-ray at an early stage. See also osteoporosis.

bone scan

technetium bone scan; see triple-phase bone scan
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The research concentrated on new software designed for whole body bone scintigraphy and the results formed part of her final thesis.
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Tc-99m is used in more than 85% of nuclear-medicine diagnostic tests, such as cardiac imaging, bone scintigraphy to detect cancers, and many other tests to determine the functioning of various organs.
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Bone scintigraphy is a first-line technique for surveying the entire skeleton for metastases in patients with cancer of the breast and prostate, as well as small-cell lung carcinoma.
Therefore, we ordered a bone scintigraphy in order to see if there were any more fractures.
Along with plain radiographs, CT, MRI, bone scintigraphy and occasionally angiography are used for diagnosis and staging purposes.
A bone scintigraphy scan showed two small foci of uptake in the bilateral frontal regions and cortical uptake in the lower extremities.