How It Feels
You may feel nothing at all from the
needle when the tracer is injected, or you may feel a brief sting or
pinch. The bone scan is usually
painless. You may find it hard to remain still during the scan. Ask for a
pillow or blanket to make yourself as comfortable as possible before the scan
The test may be uncomfortable if you are having joint or
bone pain. Try to relax by breathing slowly and deeply.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Myo Min Han, MD - Nuclear Medicine
October 1, 2012
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