What is a Bone Scan?

A Bone Scan is used in diagnosing and assessing a wide range of bone and joint conditions. The most common reasons would include looking for fractures (broken bones), arthritis, infection and cancer.

How do I prepare for a Bone Scan?

There are no preparations. Please bring all previous scan (CT, X-ray, MRI etc).

What happens during a Bone Scan?

A bone scan is done in 2 parts: First part takes about 15 to 20 minutes. We will give you an injection and may take some pictures. You can then leave the Practice and return after about 3 hours. There are no restrictions on what you can do during this time. When you come back, we will take some more pictures for about 45 mins to 1 hour.

Are there any side effects of a Bone Scan?

There are no side effects.

How long does a Bone Scan take?

The scan is split in 2 parts: First part is 15-20 mins, with a 3-hour break. Second part will be 45 mins to 1 hour.

When can I expect the results of my Bone Scan?

The results are usually ready on the same day or early next morning (unless advised otherwise by our technologist or doctor).

Will there be any fees involved?

No, all our scans are bulk billed.

Please contact us with any questions you have.

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