Bone scan, three phase

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[edit] Patient preparation

  • Hydration
  • Remove metal objects
  • Void immediately before study

[edit] Radiopharmaceutical

Tc99m diphosphonate

[edit] Dose and route of administration

  • 20 mCi IV

[edit] Procedure

  • Position gamma camera over area of suspected pathology
  1. Flow phase: 2- to 5-sec images are obtained for 60 seconds after injection
  2. Blood pool: Static images obtain immediately after flow phase
  3. Delayed phase: image at 2 - 4 hours

[edit] Misc

[edit] References