Bone scan

A Bone Scan (also known as scintigraphy) is an imaging test used to examine bones that may have been affected by cancer.

Cost of Bone scan in Delhi NCR

Bone scan Cost from trusted Hospitals in Delhi NCR

Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplan...
Orthopedist in Apollo Hospital Delhi
Kulbhushan Attri
Orthopedics
Vinod Sukhija
Orthopedics
Fortis Escorts, Okhla Road, New Delhi, 110025, India
NABH 
NABL 
JCI 
NABH - BLOOD BANK 
 Capacity : 310 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Renal Transplant...
Orthopedist in Fortis Escorts Delhi
Ashok Rajgopal
Orthopedics
Alok Sharma
Orthopedics
Sector – 38, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
NABH 
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :1000 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Ne...
Orthopedist in Medanta Gurgaon
Arvind Rawal
Orthopedics
Deepak Kumar Mishra
Orthopedics
Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
 Capacity :1000 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Orthopedist in Fortis Gurgaon
Rajeev Verma
Orthopedics
Vipin Chand Tyagi
Orthopedics
Chandragupt Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi, 110021, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Endocrinology, Neurology, Renal Transplantation, ENT, Neurosurgery, Surgical Oncology, Dental Surgery, Laparoscopic S...
Orthopedist in Primus Hospital Delhi
Shitiz Bhardwaj
Orthopedics
Aman Dua
Orthopedics
Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi, 110070, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Renal Transplantation, ENT, Hemato Oncology,...
Orthopedist in Fortis Vasant Kunj
Manoj Miglani
Orthopedics
Dhananjay Gupta
Orthopedics
Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Orthopedist in BLK Hospital
Rajesh Verma
Orthopedics
Pradeep Sharma
Orthopedics
J - Block, Mayfield Gardens, Sector 51, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122001, india
NABH 
JCI 
 Capacity :300 Beds
Multi Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, Dermatology, Re...
Orthopedist in Artemis Gurgaon
BK Singh
Orthopedics
Subhash Jangid
Orthopedics
Block F, Gol Chakkar, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122017, India
NABH 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, Renal Transplantation, ENT, Hemato On...
Orthopedist in Columbia Asia Gurgaon
Jayant Arora
Orthopedics
C-1 Sushant Lok- 1 , Sector-43 Phase- I, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, Renal Transplantation, ENT, Neurosurger...
Orthopedist in Paras Hospital Gurgaon
R K Khetrapal
Orthopedics
Joginder Pal Manocha
Orthopedics

Description

It is an imaging test used to examine bones that may have been affected / damaged due to cancer/any other disease. It is also known as scintigraphy.

Indication

It will be suggested:

  • When there is unexplained bone pain, the cause for which cannot be detected in a normal x ray.
  • For detection of cancer that has its origin in the bones or has spread to the bones.
  • For detecting bone infection as in osteomyelitis.
  • To diagnose bone fracture which otherwise cannot be seen on a normal X ray.
  • To diagnose metabolic disorders of the bone like osteomalacia, osteoporosis, paget disease, etc.
Pre-Procedure

The patient will be asked to remove any metal objects or jewelry that he may be wearing. A hospital gown will be given to wear.

If you have recently taken medications that contain bismuth or if you have undergone an x ray where barium meal was given, then doctor must be informed because barium and bismuth affect the test results.

During-Procedure
  • Small amount of radioactive substance called as radiotracer is injected into a patient’s arm vein.
  • A scanning camera moves around the patient to detect the amount of radioactive substance that collects in the bones.
  • The patient will be asked to change positions and will have to lie down still during the scan.
Post-Procedure

If the radiotracer moves evenly through the bones, there is no anomaly and the result is considered normal.

If certain areas show increased or decreased accumulation of radiotracer material as compared to the surrounding areas, then the scan findings are abnormal in respect to those areas.

Areas that absorb little amount of tracer, will appear dark and are called as cold spots. This is also indicative of lack of blood supply to the bone and this is seen in cases of cancer.

Areas that absorb more amount of tracer are seen bright and are called as hot spots. They are seen in cases of fracture/ infection/trauma.

Risk and Complication

A very small amount of radiotracer is injected and exposure to radiations is very low. Radiation exposure is almost similar to conventional x rays.

Usually there is no risk. In some cases, there may be allergic reaction to the radiotracer and the patient may develop rashes.

More Info

What will a bone scan show?

A bone scan will show areas of metabolism: increased/ decreased or normal bone metabolism.

How much time does a bone scan take?

A bone scan can take about an hour. Who must not undergo this test?

A pregnant woman should not undergo this test as there is use of radiations. A lactating mother is also not recommended a bone scan.



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