Three-Phase Bone Scan
What is a three-phase bone scan?
A three-phase bone scan is a nuclear medicine test. It uses a small amount of radioactive material and a special camera to produce images of bones that may have been affected by trauma or disease.
Why has my physician ordered this exam?
Your physician may call for a three-phase bone scan to help diagnose the source of bone pain. This test is especially valuable in assessing and determining the extent of:
- Fractures that are not visible on X-rays
- Osteomyelitis (bone infection)