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Nuclear Medicine: Bone Scans

Bone imaging is a process that visually tests for defects in the bone. A small amount of radioactive material is injected, travels to a selected body part and once there emits gamma rays. A scanner using a gamma camera then determines the relative amounts of material in the desired area. Low or high amounts of material indicates the presence of abnormal bone activities.

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