MEDICAL CENTER DÜSSELDORF
Bone scintigraphy is a procedure we use to diagnose diseases of the skeletal system. We do this by capturing and analysing the metabolic processes in your bone structure.
Signs of degeneration, inflammation, weakening of joint prostheses or rheumatic illnesses can be detected at a very early stage with bone scintigraphy, which significantly improves prospects of recovery. In addition, malignant changes to the bone can be reliably detected.
At the start of the exam, we will give you a slightly radioactive substance that has absolutely no side effects. Approximately two hours later, your bones have absorbed the medication and we can begin the test.
The exam is not limited to a certain body part; it always scans the entire body. Our special gamma camera produces an image displaying the distribution of the substance. The camera itself is passive and does not emit radiation.
Using these images, our trained practise team can reach a comprehensive diagnosis of your skeletal system and possible changes to your bones. Including the initial break, bone scintigraphy takes approx. three hours.