Conditions + Treatments

Bone Scan

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A bone scan is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses a radioactive substance to visualize the bones. It is different from an x-ray or CT scan in that it shows cell activity in the bones.

How Boston Children's Hospital approaches bone scans

The Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging program at Boston Children's is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and child-friendly atmosphere with:

  • specialized nuclear medicine physicians with expertise in interpreting bone scans in children of all ages

  • certified nuclear medicine technologists with years of experience imaging children and teens

  • Child Life specialists to help families prior to and during exams

  • equipment adapted for pediatric use, which means age-appropriate care for children

  • protocols that keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable while assuring high image quality

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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