Bone Scan - Preparation Requirements

TOTAL DURATION OF STUDY:

3-4 hours; if required up to 24 hours

SCANNING TIME:

Patient and clinical specific. Approximately 60-90 minutes

PREGNANCY:

Contraindicated

BREAST FEEDING:

Paused for the duration of study, mother may express milk prior to study, recommence breast feeding 12 hours post scan.

MEDICATION:

Need to inform about chemotherapy and bisphosphonate therapy

BIOCHEMISTRY:

PSA, rising specific tumour markers, ALP

DIET:

No diet required. Eat as usual. Bring a snack for duration of study.

ALLERGY:

None

HYDRATION:

Patient is encouraged to drink water prior and during study