Athens Regional Health System

Nuclear Medicine Bone Scan

A Nuclear Medicine Bone Scan uses medicine given through an injection that "traces" the bones for symptoms such as fracture or pain.

You will arrive in the morning to receive an injection of medicine from the Nuclear Medicine department.

You will then return to the department 3 hours later to receive your scan. The technologist will ask you to lie on a table and the machine will move slowly from your head to feet. The entire procedure will last 20 minutes and the only prep is to be very well hydrated.

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