A Wellington Bone Scan is just one of the innovative services that we offer here at Medical Diagnostic Scans. Also known as bone scintigraphy, this procedure incorporates a nuclear medicine imaging technique of the bone. It has been known to assist with the diagnosis of numerous bone conditions, which includes bone cancer, and bone infection. It can also locate bone inflammation and fractures that may not otherwise be visible via X-ray images. When conducting our bone scan, our practice generally includes the patient being injected with up to 740 MBq of technetium-99m-MDP. Following that the patient will be scanned with a gamma camera, which captures planar anterior and posterior or single photon emission computed tomography images. We are prepared to provide you with the highest quality service in order to establish a solid diagnosis.
Here at Medical Diagnostic Scans, the Wellington Bone Scan has been found as most useful for detecting the spread of cancers which frequently travel to the bone when they spread from locations, such as the lungs, breasts, prostate, bladder, and thyroid. In addition to the bone scan, we also a wide range of other tests that assist in locating what is causing you discomfort or pain. The Bone Scan is an easy method to use when a patient has a known cancer, as it can routinely check the patient annually for any spread to the bones. We are dedicated to ensuring the health of our patients is our top priority, and we will work directly with your physician to offer our advice, and results. We hope that you will give us a call upon reeving your referral from your physician, so that we can begin your journey to wellness and healing.
A Wellington Bone Scan is used for many reasons including:
American Board of Radiology-Diagnostic Radiology
American Board of Nuclear Medicine
Fellow of the American College of Radiology
Society of Interventional Radiology
Society of Skeletal Radiology.
Nuclear Medicine, Mt.Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach
Diagnostic Radiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami.
Internal Medicine, United States Public Health Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University, N. Chicago, IL.