Bone Scan Results
Bone Scan Next Steps
Alternate Names for Bone Scan:
Radionuclide bone scan
If your bone tissue is healthy, your scan will show that the chemical has spread evenly to all of your bones. If there is an area of disease, darker or lighter areas (hot or cold spots) will be evident on the scan. These will show the areas with abnormally active bone breakdown or repair.
Depending on your results, you may need further tests, such as:
- X-ray -a test that uses radiation to take a picture of structures inside the body, especially bones
- CT scan -a type of x-ray that uses a computer to make pictures of structures inside the body
- MRI scan -a test that uses magnetic waves to make pictures of structures inside the body
- Bone density test
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.