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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The following day, MRI of the lumbar spine and whole-body bone scan were ordered due to growing concern for metastatic disease.
Use of bone scan, particularly the whole-body bone scan, is supported by many authors for the detection of multiple lesions, some of which may be asymptomatic at presentation.
In a whole-body bone scan, increased radioisotope uptake was observed in the L4 vertebral body, the bilateral femoral head, and the right acetabulum, as well as in the skull, humerus, and bilateral ribs.
A whole-body bone scan showed no evidence of bony metastases, and a mammogram showed no evidence of malignancy.
Local imaging, along with a whole-body bone scan, revealed no osseous involvement and thus confirmed the soft tissue origin of the tumor.
A whole-body bone scan and spot films of the hands showed a single lesion in the skeleton located in the left hand (Figure 3).
As mentioned previously, a CT chest and whole-body bone scan are performed for staging.

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