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What does bone scan mean and what checking is done during the scan ?

My MRI showed Hyperactivity in my bone marrow. I am now haveing a boane Scan. What does this mean or what could they be looking for. I am a 49 year old female. 5 9 171. My MRI showed Hyperactivity in my bone marrow in my knee . I am now going for a bone scan . What does this mean and what are they checking for?
Asked On : Sat, 20 Aug 2011
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Hot spots in bone scan suggest metabolic bone disease where there is increased bone growth. There can be many reasons for such a picture. You need to elaborate your health problem for us to be in better situation to help you. Follow up with your Doctor and get necessary investigations done to come to proper solution.
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