Test Preparation
Bone Scan

A bone scan is most commonly performed to detect areas of abnormal bone growth due to tumours, fractures, infection or other bone diseases.

Before the Test: No preparation is required for these examinations.

During the Test: The bone scan is a 2 part test. During part 1 you will  receive and injection containing the radioisotope Technetium-99m MDP. The first set of images will be taken at this time for about 15-20 minutes. You will be instructed to drink 3-4 glasses of fluids and void frequently. You will then be asked to return at the second appointment time for the second part of the test, which consists only of images being taken and lasts about 1-1.5 hours.

After the Test: You will be able to return to your normal activities when the test is complete, unless your physician or technician tells you otherwise.

What to Bring: To avoid delays on the day of your test, ensure that you bring your health card and your requisition.