Radio Isotope Scan

What is a radio isotope scan?

In this test, radio isotopes are injected into a vein and allowed to circulate. A scan is then performed, which picks up radio isotope uptake. The radio isotopes are taken up in bony areas of the body where there is inflammation and will help your specialist decide where the main inflammation is located that causes your pain.

 
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