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Your doctor may request a bone scan for unexplained bone pain, to diagnose arthritis, bone cancers and more.
Your bone is a living tissue. Bones continually remodel themselves to help repair any damage. Bone cells called ‘osteoblasts’ help in this remodelling. An isotope bone scan shows how quickly your ‘osteoblasts’ are working.
Your doctor may request a bone scan for unexplained bone pain. Following is a list of few things that a bone scan can look for:
The costs of a bone scan are covered by most medical insurance policies, but please check with your insurer first. If you are paying for your own treatment the cost of the procedure will be explained and confirmed in writing when you book the operation. Ask the hospital for a quote beforehand, and ensure that this includes the surgeon’s fee, the consultant radiologist’s fee and the hospital charge for your procedure.