What is a nuclear medicine scan?
A nuclear medicine scan is a painless test that measures the behavior of an injected radionuclide in the body.
How long does a nuclear medicine scan take?
A nuclear medicine scan typically takes about 30-60 minutes. However, a bone scan can take 2-3 hours.
What does a nuclear medicine scan show?
A nuclear medicine scan can show abnormalities such as tumors, infections, organ function or organ circulation.
What does a nuclear medicine scan cost?
A nuclear medicine scan can cost from about $100 to several hundred dollars. The scan can cost considerably more if you use your insurance plan to pay for it or if you have the study done in a hospital.
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