Nuclear Medicine – Bone Scan

On Monday I had to go to nuclear medicine for an isotope bone scan which I was referred to from my rheumatologist to get some further information on how my joints are doing with regards to my hypermobility. We had done knee and hip x-rays which didn’t show any damage which is a good thing as he told me once something shows on an x-ray with regards to your bones at least it is either irreparable or it will take a long time to heal. So the next step was to scan my skeleton; part of me felt apprehensive as I wasn’t really sure what to expect so here is a short post on what goes down and hopefully will alleviate anyone else’s anxiety. Nuclear medicine is a department that uses low levels of radiation to scan your bones, heart, kidneys, lungs (I have had my lungs done before) brain and thyroid gland.  Read more