Bone scan and bone density and JIABBone scan and bone density and JIABone scan and bone density and JIAEnglishRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC5.0000000000000079.0000000000000441.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes the use of imaging studies such as bone scan and bone density testing in the diagnosis of arthritis.</p><p>A bone scan will show inflammation or infection in the bones, while a bone density test will measure the amount of calcium in the bones. Your child may undergo these tests as part of their JIA diagnosis.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>A bone scan is usually done to show inflammation or infection.</li> <li>A bone density scan measures the amount of calcium in the bones to determine how strong the bones are.</li> <li>Both scans involve the use of special X-ray equipment.</li></ul>
Scintigraphie et densité osseuses et l'AIJSScintigraphie et densité osseuses et l'AIJBone scan and bone density and JIAFrenchRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP Lori Tucker, MD Adam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC5.0000000000000079.00000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette page explique à quoi servent les examens d'imagerie, comme la scintigraphie osseuse et le test de densité osseuse, qui sont utilisés pour diagnostiquer l'arthrite.</p><p>La scintigraphie osseuse montre les zones d’inflammation ou d’infection dans les os, tandis que le test de densité osseuse mesure la quantité de calcium dans les os. Il se peut que votre enfant subisse ces tests lorsque le médecin tente de déterminer s’il est atteint de l’AIJ.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>La scintigraphie osseuse sert normalement à détecter l’inflammation ou l’infection.</li> <li>Le test de densité osseuse mesure la quantité de calcium dans les os pour déterminer leur solidité.</li> <li>Ces deux tests font appel à un équipement radiographique spécial.</li></ul>

 

 

Bone scan and bone density and JIA1061.00000000000Bone scan and bone density and JIABone scan and bone density and JIABEnglishRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC5.0000000000000079.0000000000000441.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes the use of imaging studies such as bone scan and bone density testing in the diagnosis of arthritis.</p><p>A bone scan will show inflammation or infection in the bones, while a bone density test will measure the amount of calcium in the bones. Your child may undergo these tests as part of their JIA diagnosis.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>A bone scan is usually done to show inflammation or infection.</li> <li>A bone density scan measures the amount of calcium in the bones to determine how strong the bones are.</li> <li>Both scans involve the use of special X-ray equipment.</li></ul><h2>What is a bone scan?</h2> <p>A bone scan is a series of pictures of your skeleton. Usually your entire body is scanned. The scan is typically done to show inflammation or infection, which might not show up on a regular X-ray.</p> <h2>How is a bone scan done?</h2> <p>A bone scan is done by a doctor called a radiologist, who specializes in doing imaging studies. The radiologist is assisted by a nuclear medicine technologist.</p> <p>An intravenous (IV) tube will first be placed in your vein. Through the IV, you will be given a dose of a radioactive medicine which will travel to your bones (skeleton). This medicine is very safe. It will take two to three hours for your bones to absorb the medicine. If you drink lots of liquid, it will help your bones absorb the medicine.</p> <p>After about two to four hours, you will be asked to lie on an X-ray table. This is where the bone scan will be performed. A “gamma” camera will be placed very close to your body. This camera will record the gamma rays given off by the radioactive medication as flashes of light.</p> <p>The gamma camera will capture an image or movie of your skeleton or bones in action. Very simply, it will create a living picture of your skeleton.</p> <p>Once the scan starts, it will take about one to two hours. If you have a hard time lying still, you might be given some medicine to make you feel sleepy. This will help you keep still.</p> <h2>What is a bone density test?</h2> <p>The bone density test helps to measure the amount of calcium in your bones. It can help your doctor predict how strong your bones are. It also helps your doctor predict your risk of developing a fracture.</p> <h2>How is a bone density test done?</h2> <p>The most common method of doing a bone density test is by using low-dose X-rays. You will be asked to lie down on a table. The bone density scanner will pass over your body. Usually the machine will take X-rays of your lower spine and hips. The test is painless, but you will need to stay still during the test. The test usually takes 10 to 15 minutes.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/bone_scan_and_bone_density_and_JIA.jpgBone scan and bone density and JIA

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