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Whole body Bone Scan w/ SPECT scan and plain films as needed

What to Expect During the Procedure

You will receive an intravenous injection of radioisotope in the arm or hand. This feels like a blood test. There are no known side effects. Isotope must circulate 3-6 hours. You will be free to leave the facility and resume normal activities until the return appointment time designated by the technologist. Upon return, you will be asked to empty their bladder. It is not necessary to change into a gown. You will then lay on the table on your back. The camera will scan from head to foot, acquiring images front and back. You will feel nothing and hear nothing, as this procedure is very quiet and easy to tolerate. Approximate scan time is 45 minutes to an hour. Upon completion, you may resume normal activities.

How Should I Prepare?
  • There are no pre-procedure preparations for this scan.
  • If you have had pertinent x-rays, CT’s, or MRI’s done at other facilities bring the films or CDs with you for comparison.

Please notify our staff with any special needs.

What to Expect After the Procedure

Hydrate well following the injection and empty your bladder frequently for the next 24 hours. No driver is needed following this procedure. Reports will be sent to your physician within 5 business days. Contact your physician for any information pretaining to the findings.