Whole body Bone Scan w/ SPECT scan and plain films as needed
What to Expect During the Procedure
You will receive an intravenous injection of radioisotope in the arm or hand.
This feels like a blood test. There are no known side effects. Isotope must circulate 3-6 hours. You will be free to leave the
facility and resume normal activities until the return appointment time designated by the technologist. Upon return, you
will be asked to empty their bladder. It is not necessary to change into a gown. You will then lay on the table on your back.
The camera will scan from head to foot, acquiring images front and back. You will feel nothing and hear nothing, as this
procedure is very quiet and easy to tolerate. Approximate scan time is 45 minutes to an hour. Upon completion, you may resume
How Should I Prepare?
- There are no pre-procedure preparations for this scan.
- If you have had pertinent x-rays, CT’s, or MRI’s done at other facilities bring the films or CDs with you for comparison.
Please notify our staff with any special needs.
What to Expect After the Procedure
Hydrate well following the injection and empty your bladder frequently for the next 24 hours. No driver is needed following this
procedure. Reports will be sent to your physician within 5 business days. Contact your physician for any information pretaining to the