Whole Body Bone Scan
What is a whole body bone scan?
A whole body bone scan is a nuclear medicine test. It uses a small amount of radioactive material and a special camera to help evaluate bone changes—such as bone loss or growths—or injury.
Why has my physician ordered this exam?
Your physician may call for a whole body bone scan to help determine the cause of bone pain. Because this exam also can help discover issues sooner than a regular X-ray would, your physician may also use it to assess the presence and extent of various conditions, including:
- Impaired blood supply to the bones