What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
- Pregnancy. A bone scan is not usually done
during pregnancy, because the radiation could damage the developing baby (fetus).
- Barium. If a bone scan
is needed, it should be done before any tests that use barium (such as a
- The inability to remain
still during the test.
- A full bladder, which can block the view of
the pelvic bones.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Myo Min Han, MD - Nuclear Medicine
October 1, 2012
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