If you have unexplained bone pain, a bone scan may help determine the cause. Images from bone scans can reveal bone abnormalities related to these conditions:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Paget's disease of bone
  • Cancer originating in bone
  • Cancer that has spread (metastasized) to bone from a different primary site, such as the prostate, lung or breast
  • Infection of the joints, joint replacements or bones (osteomyelitis)
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Impaired blood supply to bones or death of bone tissue (avascular necrosis)
Jan. 26, 2012