bone scan


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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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