How is the survey by bone scan ?


1. When appointed?

2. Contraindications

3. How to prepare?

Bone scan - a method of radionuclide study, which is based on the introduction into the body of the subject radiopharmaceutical followed by registration of its distribution in the skeleton.This method of skeletal survey can detect functional and structural changes, as well as pathological conditions at an early stage.

Bone scan reveals demineralization and destruction of bone structures, osteomyelitis, maturation and mineralization benign slow growing tumors, the spread of metastases, artropatologii.In addition, bone scan has been successfully used for the diagnosis and treatment of cracks, spinal injuries, injuries, stress fractures and sports injuries.

study is conducted as follows: the patient by intravenous injection of a radioactive substance is made with the indicator, which is distributed throughout the body and accumulate in the bone skeleton.After 2-3 hours held scanning.If the bone scan is performed to det

ect in the bones of the skeleton of inflammatory or infectious processes, the doctor may perform a few shots to track the dynamics of the process immediately after the introduction of a radioactive pharmaceutical preparation.To contrast agent does not remain in the internal organs, the day before scanning the patient is recommended to drink plenty of fluids, and immediately prior to the diagnosis you need to empty the bladder.After a bone scan should continue to use as much liquid as possible (within two days), to bring the body of residues of radioactive drug.

The average scanning procedure takes about an hour.All this time, the examinee must lie on the treatment table and not move, so as not to affect the image quality.When the scan is completed, the patient can immediately return to the normal rhythm of life, if the doctor does not prescribe another mode.The patient receives a transcript of shots and recommendations immediately after diagnosis.

When he appointed?

indications for bone scan:

  • Treatment of traumatic injuries of bones (including stress and compression fractures).
  • primary lesion of bones (for example, the diagnosis of myeloma disease).
  • Secondary lesions of bone tissue.
  • assess the viability and functionality of the grafts of bone structures.
  • diagnosis of inflammatory processes in the joints and bones of the skeleton (arthritis, osteomyelitis, dysmetabolic arthropathy).
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of the radionuclide or radiation therapy, chemotherapy.
  • Identification insolvency joint prostheses.
  • Diagnosis of sacroiliitis, pains in the spine, the differential study of benign tumors (diagnosis and treatment of pathologies of the intervertebral disc, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, etc.).
  • detection of infectious processes.
  • diagnosis of painful syndromes of unknown etiology.

Contraindications Contraindications to the examination of the skeleton bone scan is a method of pregnancy, lactation, and the general plight of the patient.

How to prepare?

Carrying bone scan does not require prior training.Immediately before the test is necessary to prevent the radiologist about the presence in the body of pacemakers or implants, allergies to iodine or contrast agents.

Diagnostics desirable place in the spacious and comfortable clothes after removing the metal elements of clothes and jewelry.

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