Bone Scan

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Bone Scan available at:

Bone Scan

PRP Bathurst Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Castle Hill Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Cumberland Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12 noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Dee Why Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 11.30am

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Dubbo Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Eastwood Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm
Saturday 8am to 12 noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Frenchs Forest Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Gosford North Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Hornsby Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 12 noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Norwest Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm

Saturday 8.00am - 12 noon
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Bone Scan

PRP Orange Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Shellharbour Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Toukley Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Tuggerah Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Wollongong Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Bone Scan

PRP Woy Woy Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

  • Bone Scans Explained

    Also known as: Radioisotope Bone scan, Wholebody Bone scan, WBBS, Limited Bone scan.

    A Bone scan is a very sensitive test which can be used to identify and diagnose many bone conditions including (but not limited to) infection, malignancy, sports injuries, fractures and arthritis.

  • Please advise us beforehand

    Please make staff aware if you are (or think you could be) pregnant, breastfeeding, claustrophobic and/or if you are the primary/sole carer for small children when you book your appointment.

    Bring any previous Nuclear Medicine scans or any other scans relating to the area of interest.

  • Preparation

    Please bring your referral, Medicare and/or Pension Health Care Card and any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.

    Eat and drink as normal before and after your scan.

  • What Happens During the Procedure

    Part 1: You will be given a small injection of a radioactive tracer that the body absorbs into the bones. This injection is unlikely to make you feel any different. Depending on the reason for your scan, the technologist may take some images immediately following the injection to assess the blood flow to the area of interest. This part takes about 15 minutes to complete. You will then be sent away for a period of time (2-4 hours) during which time you can go about your normal activities (including eating, drinking, driving your car etc) and given a time to return to the practice.

    Part 2: When you return, the technologist will perform scans of your bones. This part usually takes between 30-60 minutes to complete, depending on which part of the body is being scanned.

  • How Long Does it take

    In total, this test can take from 3 to 5.5 hours.

  • After your examination

    Eat and drink as normal before and after your scan.

    Resume normal activities (including driving) following your injection.

  • Your Images and Report

    We will advise you when your images and report will be ready. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous images with you for comparison.

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.

Service - Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

A safe and non-invasive imaging test, nuclear medicine scans provide information about both the function and anatomy of the human body. The test involves the administration of a small dose of radiation to a patient, in order to detect a wide array of pathologies and conditions.

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.