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Bone Scan

Fast appointments to bone scans in Israel

X-Ray specialist

To schedule an appointment within 24 – 48 hours, fill the request form or give us a call at +972(0)3-374-1889.
You can also visit our office and we’ll be happy to discuss in person how we can help you (see the map).

A bone scan or also known as bone scintigraphy or skeletal scintigraphy, is a nuclear medicine imaging technique of the bones. It helps evaluate and diagnose the difference of the bone diseases and conditions including fractures, infection and cancer, using minor amounts of radioactive materials known as radiotracers that are commonly injected into the bloodstream, swallowed or inhaled.

  • This technique can diagnose different broken bones that are not clearly seen on the X-ray, such as stress fractures or hip fractures.
  • Can locate damage of the bones that was caused by some infections or different conditions
  • It can locate bone cancer or determine if the cancer is from different area, such as the lung, breast, kidney, prostate gland or thyroid gland, has already spread (metastasized) to the bone itself.
  • Bone scan can diagnose the cancer or the location of some unexplained pain of the bones, such as continuing back pain. The bone scan may be the first assist to determine the precise location of an unusual bone in the complex bone structures, such as the foot or the spine. Further evaluation can be done with CT scan (computed tomography) or with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).

Rarely, some allergic reactions of the tracer (radiotracer) can appear. Most of the tracer will get rid of from your body through the urine or stool in the next day or two. It’s very important to flush the toilet immediately and wash the hands with water and soap.

The amount of radiation is very small and it’s not presents risk to the people that come in contact with you.

There is possibly a minor risk of damaging the cells or the tissue it self, from being exposed to any radiation, including the same low level radiation released by the tracer.

FAQ – a few helpful questions and answers.

We work with major medical institutions in Israel to get you the fastest possible appointments, usually within 24-48 hours.

We assist in handling of (international) insurance issues and we make sure the payment process goes smooth and with minimal bureaucratic hassle. In addition, we accept bank transfers, VISA, MasterCard and cash payment methods.

If you have the international health insurance – we will assist to handle the claim issues. In case you have not purchased international health insurance – only the method to cover the medical procedure or medical consultation is direct payment.