bone scan


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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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