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How can a bone scan help diagnose Paget's disease?

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A small amount of a radioactive substance, called a tracer, is put into a vein in your arm. It goes through your bloodstream and into your bones. A special camera takes pictures of your bones. Any areas that absorb too much or too little of the tracer could have bone problems.

From: What Is Paget's Disease of Bone? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

American College of Rheumatology: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

Mayo Clinic: "Paget's disease of bone."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Paget's Disease of Bone? Fast Facts."

NIHSeniorHealth: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Paget's Disease."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Paget's Disease."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

American College of Rheumatology: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

Mayo Clinic: "Paget's disease of bone."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Paget's Disease of Bone? Fast Facts."

NIHSeniorHealth: "Paget's Disease of Bone."

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Paget's Disease."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Paget's Disease."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 28, 2018

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