A skeletal scintigraphy can help us detect abnormalities in your bones and joints. We will administer a small amount of radioactive substance into the bloodstream. Your bone tissue will take several hours to absorb this substance, after which we can create clearer imaging of your bones and joints using a Gamma camera. There are no side-effects: the radioactive substance is not harmful to you and leaves the body through urination. You will need to drink an additional half a luter of water in the time period between the injection and admission.
The procedure will take approximately 20 to 45 minutes (and an additional wait time of 3 hours betwene injection and scan).
After the procedure
You can go home directly after the procedure. Please keep in mind that you are now allowed to drive or bike after taking a valium.
Your physician will discuss the results with you during your next consultation.