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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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No bone scintigraphy has been performed in our series.
Patients: Patients, who underwent bone scintigraphy due to PCa in the department of nuclear medicine in Ege University and Adiyaman University Training and Research Hospital between March 2015 and January 2017, were examined retrospectively.
Bone scintigraphy with [.sup.99m]Tc-methylene diphosphonate revealed increased osteoblastic activity in the manubriosternal, bilateral sternocostoclavicular, and lower cervical vertebral regions (Figure 1a).
For patients with elevated PSA or clinical symptoms, current guidelines recommend either radionuclide bone scintigraphy, abdominopelvic CT, MP-MRI, or choline/acetate PET/CT (29).
Avascular necrosis/osteonecrosis of femoral head is demonstrated as a photopenic area on bone scintigraphy. We report a case with an unusual pattern of femoral head avascular necrosis on Tc99m MDP bone scintigraphy.
Facing the need to rule out a neoplasia diagnosis, a bone scintigraphy was requested, which evidenced a focal area of increased uptake in the distal metadiaphyseal area of the left femur, with a highly aggressive osteoblastic lesion (Figure 1).
Also, a bone scintigraphy was performed and the findings confirmed a metabolic bone disease.
Bone scintigraphy indicated a skeletal abnormality of L1 and L4, with high suspicion of metastases [Figure 1]c.
There are more complex tests, such bone scintigraphy, that can be done.
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The imaging studies used to diagnose ECD are radiographs and Tc-99m MDP Bone Scintigraphy. The radiographs will demonstrate bilateral symmetric osteosclerotic lesions, whereas Tc-99m MDP Bone Scintigraphy show abnormally strong labeling of the distal ends of the long bones.