Bone Scan

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PRP Adamstown ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4940 8599

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PRP Bathurst ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6331 3200

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PRP Castle Hill ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9634 4444

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PRP Cumberland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9896 3222

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PRP Dee Why ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9981 3000

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PRP Dubbo ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6882 4888

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PRP Eastwood ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9858 1500

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PRP Frenchs Forest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9451 1062

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PRP Gosford North ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4324 0006

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PRP Hornsby ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9482 1211

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PRP Maitland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4004 5500

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PRP Norwest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8882 8822

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PRP Orange ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6376 9000

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PRP Shellharbour ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4297 3332

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PRP Toukley ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4397 1791

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PRP Tuggerah ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4355 4790

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PRP Wollongong ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4226 9711

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PRP Woy Woy ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4341 3500

  • 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.