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Nuclear medicine bone scan for brain cancer

Nuclear medicine bone scan for brain cancer

By capturing images of bones on a computer screen or on film, a nuclear medicine bone scan may reveal if the brain cancer has spread to the bone, as well as the location of the cancer.

What is a nuclear medicine bone scan?

Nuclear medicine bone scans involve injecting a small dose of radioactive material into a blood vessel, where it travels through the bloodstream, gathers in the bones, and is detected by a scanner through nuclear imaging.