Bone Scan
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Bone Scan Usage

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Reasons for test

The test is done to detect an abnormal process involving your bone, including the following:

  • Stress injuries (eg, stress fracture , shin splints )
  • Infection ( osteomyelitis )
  • Arthritis
  • Bone tumors
  • Cancer
  • Trauma
  • Metabolic disorders (eg, Paget’s Disease )
  • Nutritional disorders that can affect bones, like low vitamin D levels (eg, rickets )
  • Death of an area of bone tissues due to blocked circulation ( avascular necrosis )

Stress Fractures
Stress Fractures
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