This special test uses a radioactive dye, or tracer, to find and/or monitor different types of bone conditions or diseases.
A whole body bone scan is a special test that uses a radioactive tracer to find and/or monitor different types of bone conditions or diseases.
Your healthcare provider may order a bone scan to:
This test can help diagnose several diseases and conditions. These include:
Not everybody with bone disease needs to have a whole body bone scan. A whole body bone scan can be particularly useful to see:
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having a whole body bone scan?
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