Bone scan

Alternative Names

Scintigraphy – bone

Definition of Bone scan

A bone scan is an imaging test that shows areas of increased or decreased bone turnover (metabolism).

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/2/2009

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