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Bone scanBBone scanBone scanEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-06T05:00:00ZMandy Kohli, Clinical Co-ordinator, Nuclear Medicine7.0000000000000073.0000000000000689.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A bone scan can detect disease, infection or injury in your child's bones. Learn how this test is done.</p><figure><img alt="Boy getting a bone scan" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_bone_scan_machine_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <h2>What is a bone scan?</h2><p>A bone scan is a test to look at your child's bones and check if they have any disease, infection or injury. This test is very sensitive and can show changes to the bones before they are seen on an X-ray.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A bone scan is a test to look at your child's bones and check if they have any disease, infection or injury. It takes three to four hours in total.</li> <li>Your child will be injected with a small amount of radioactive medicine and have pictures taken of their bones two to three hours later.</li> <li>After the injection, give your child plenty of fluids and have them go to the bathroom to urinate (pee) often to help their body remove any medicine that did not reach their bones.</li> <li>A nuclear medicine doctor will send the results of the scan to your family doctor or paediatrician (child's doctor) within two working days. The person who does the scan cannot give the results.</li> </ul><h2>How long does the bone scan take?</h2> <p>The bone scan takes about three to four hours in total. This includes the time to inject your child, two or three hours waiting time after the injection, and about an hour for the scan. Please add half an hour to the total time if your child has a topical anaesthetic before the injection.</p><h2>Will I be able to stay with my child during the scan?</h2><p>One parent or guardian may stay in the room during the scan, but no other children are allowed.</p><h2> How is a bone scan done?</h2> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Bone scan</span><img alt="Scan of thigh bone and active cells in the shinbone" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_bone_scan_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <p>The scan is done by a nuclear medicine technologist. It has two parts.</p><ol><li>Your child will have a small injection (needle) into a vein in their arm or back of their hand.</li><li>After a few hours, the technologist will do a scan to take pictures of your child's bones.</li></ol><h3>Injection</h3><p>The injection contains a very small amount of radioactive medicine. This mixes with your child's blood and will go to their bones. It takes two to three hours for enough medicine to collect in the bones before the pictures are taken.</p><p>Note: The injection before the scan is not painful, but your child's hand or arm can still be numbed first with a topical anaesthetic (a special cream or cooling spray). If you would like this option, it is best to arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment to allow the anaesthetic to take effect.</p><h3>Scan</h3><p>To have the scan, your child will lie down on a narrow table and have a safety belt across their stomach to keep them safely in place. They can usually watch a movie while the scan is being done.</p><h2>Must my child stay in the hospital between the injection and the scan?</h2><p>Your child can leave the hospital after the injection, but they must return for the scan at the time given by the technologist.</p><h2>Does my child need to do anything special to prepare for the scan?</h2> <p>No, your child can eat and drink as usual.</p> <p>After the injection, give your child plenty of fluids and have them go to the bathroom to urinate (pee) often. This will help their body remove any radioactive medicine that does not go to their bones.</p> <p>Some children may need to be sedated (calmed with medicine) to help them stay still for the scan. If your child needs to be sedated, you will get other instructions.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any questions or concerns about the scan or if you need to change your appointment, please call the Nuclear Medicine Department at 416-813-6065.</p><h2>Source</h2> <p>Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (2013). <a href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine" target="_blank"><em>Image Gently: Nuclear Medicine - What can I do as a parent?</em></a></p>
Scintigraphie osseuseSScintigraphie osseuseBone scanFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-06T05:00:00ZMandy Kohli, Clinical Co-ordinator, Nuclear Medicine7.0000000000000073.0000000000000689.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez comment se déroule une scintigraphie osseuse.</p><figure><img alt="Garçon subissant une scintigraphie osseuse" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_bone_scan_machine_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <h2>En quoi consiste une scintigraphie osseuse?</h2><p>Il s’agit d’un examen qui permettra d’examiner les os de votre enfant afin de déceler toute maladie, infection ou lésion (blessure) éventuelle. La méthode utilisée est très sensible, ce qui veut dire qu’elle permet d’observer des changements à l’ossature avant qu’ils ne puissent être décelés à la radiographie.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>La scintigraphie osseuse est un examen qui permettra d’examiner les os de votre enfant afin de déceler toute maladie, infection ou lésion (blessure) éventuelle. Elle dure de trois à quatre heures environ.</li> <li>On fera d’abord une injection d’une petite quantité d’un radiopharmaceutique (substance radioactive pharmaceutique) à votre enfant. Puis, au bout de deux ou trois heures, le technologue réalisera des clichés de ses os.</li> <li>Après l’injection, assurez-vous que votre enfant boit beaucoup et qu’il urine souvent. Cela facilitera l’élimination du radiopharmaceutique qui n’est pas acheminé vers les os.</li> <li>Un médecin de l’équipe de médecine nucléaire fera parvenir les résultats à votre médecin de famille ou à votre pédiatre (médecin pour les enfants) dans les deux jours ouvrables suivant l’examen. Le technologue qui effectue l’examen ne peut pas vous transmettre les résultats.​</li> </ul><h2>Combien de temps l’examen dure-t-il?</h2> <p>En tout, l’examen dure de trois à quatre heures environ. Cela englobe toutes les étapes : l’injection, le temps d’attente qui suit et une heure environ pour l’examen même. Si votre enfant reçoit un anesthésique topique, vous devrez compter une demi-heure de plus.</p><h2>Pourrai-je rester auprès de mon enfant pendant l’examen?</h2><p>Un parent ou une personne qui a la charge de l’enfant peut demeurer dans la pièce durant l’examen, mais aucun autre enfant n’y sera admis.</p><h2> Comment se déroule la scintigraphie osseuse?</h2> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Scintigraphie osseuse</span><img alt="Scintigraphie de l’os de la cuisse et des cellules actives dans le tibia" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_bone_scan_FR.jpg" /> </figure> <p>La scintigraphie osseuse est réalisée par un technologue en médecine nucléaire. Elle se fait en deux étapes.<br></p><ol><li>On fera d’abord une petite injection (piqûre) dans une veine du bras ou au dos de la main de votre enfant.</li><li>Au bout de quelques heures, le technologue effectuera l’examen qui consiste à réaliser des clichés des os de votre enfant.</li></ol><h3>Injection</h3><p>L’injection contient une très petite quantité d’un radiopharmaceutique (substance radioactive pharmaceutique). Cette substance se mélangera au sang de votre enfant et sera acheminée vers ses os. Il faut attendre de deux à trois heures pour qu’une quantité suffisante du radiopharmaceutique s’accumule dans les os afin de réaliser les clichés.</p><p>Nota : L’injection faite avant l’examen n’est pas douloureuse, mais on pourrait quand même engourdir le bras ou la main de votre enfant à l’aide d’un anesthésique topique (par application d’une crème spéciale ou par vaporisation d’un produit de refroidissement). Si vous souhaitez que votre enfant puisse en bénéficier, veuillez arriver au moins 30 minutes avant l’heure de votre rendez-vous pour permettre à l’anesthésique d’agir.</p><h3>Examen</h3><p>Pour l’examen, votre enfant s’allongera sur une table étroite, et une courroie de sécurité lui sera fixée sur l’estomac pour bien l’immobiliser. Les enfants peuvent habituellement regarder un film pendant l’examen.</p><h2>Mon enfant doit-il demeurer à l’hôpital entre le moment de l’injection et celui de l’examen?</h2><p>Votre enfant peut quitter l’hôpital après avoir reçu l’injection, mais il doit y revenir pour l’examen à l’heure que précise le technologue.</p><h2>L’examen exige-t-il une préparation particulière?</h2> <p>Non, votre enfant peut manger et boire comme d’habitude.</p> <p>Après l’injection, assurez-vous que votre enfant boit beaucoup et qu’il urine souvent. Cela facilitera l’élimination du radiopharmaceutique qui n’est pas acheminé vers les os.​</p> <p>Certains enfants peuvent avoir besoin d’une sédation (administration d’un médicament pour les calmer) afin de les aider à rester immobile pendant l’examen. Si c’est le cas de votre enfant, on vous donnera des instructions supplémentaires.</p><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids</h2> <p>Si vous avez des questions ou des préoccupations au sujet de la scintigraphie osseuse ou si vous devez changer la date de votre rendez-vous, veuillez communiquer avec le Nuclear Medicine Department au 416 813-6065.</p><h2>Source</h2> <p>Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (2013). <a href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine" target="_blank"><em>Image Gently: Nuclear Medicine - What can I do as a parent?</em></a></p>

 

 

Bone scan1304.00000000000Bone scanBone scanBEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesTestsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-12-06T05:00:00ZMandy Kohli, Clinical Co-ordinator, Nuclear Medicine7.0000000000000073.0000000000000689.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A bone scan can detect disease, infection or injury in your child's bones. Learn how this test is done.</p><figure><img alt="Boy getting a bone scan" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_bone_scan_machine_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <h2>What is a bone scan?</h2><p>A bone scan is a test to look at your child's bones and check if they have any disease, infection or injury. This test is very sensitive and can show changes to the bones before they are seen on an X-ray.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A bone scan is a test to look at your child's bones and check if they have any disease, infection or injury. It takes three to four hours in total.</li> <li>Your child will be injected with a small amount of radioactive medicine and have pictures taken of their bones two to three hours later.</li> <li>After the injection, give your child plenty of fluids and have them go to the bathroom to urinate (pee) often to help their body remove any medicine that did not reach their bones.</li> <li>A nuclear medicine doctor will send the results of the scan to your family doctor or paediatrician (child's doctor) within two working days. The person who does the scan cannot give the results.</li> </ul><h2>When are the results available?</h2><p>A nuclear medicine doctor will send a report to your family doctor or paediatrician (child's doctor) within one or two working days of the scan. Please contact your doctor to get the results. You will not be able to get the results from the nuclear medicine technologist.</p><h2>How long does the bone scan take?</h2> <p>The bone scan takes about three to four hours in total. This includes the time to inject your child, two or three hours waiting time after the injection, and about an hour for the scan. Please add half an hour to the total time if your child has a topical anaesthetic before the injection.</p><h2>Will I be able to stay with my child during the scan?</h2><p>One parent or guardian may stay in the room during the scan, but no other children are allowed.</p><h2> How is a bone scan done?</h2> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Bone scan</span><img alt="Scan of thigh bone and active cells in the shinbone" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_bone_scan_EN.jpg" /> </figure> <p>The scan is done by a nuclear medicine technologist. It has two parts.</p><ol><li>Your child will have a small injection (needle) into a vein in their arm or back of their hand.</li><li>After a few hours, the technologist will do a scan to take pictures of your child's bones.</li></ol><h3>Injection</h3><p>The injection contains a very small amount of radioactive medicine. This mixes with your child's blood and will go to their bones. It takes two to three hours for enough medicine to collect in the bones before the pictures are taken.</p><p>Note: The injection before the scan is not painful, but your child's hand or arm can still be numbed first with a topical anaesthetic (a special cream or cooling spray). If you would like this option, it is best to arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment to allow the anaesthetic to take effect.</p><h3>Scan</h3><p>To have the scan, your child will lie down on a narrow table and have a safety belt across their stomach to keep them safely in place. They can usually watch a movie while the scan is being done.</p><h2>Must my child stay in the hospital between the injection and the scan?</h2><p>Your child can leave the hospital after the injection, but they must return for the scan at the time given by the technologist.</p><h2>Does my child need to do anything special to prepare for the scan?</h2> <p>No, your child can eat and drink as usual.</p> <p>After the injection, give your child plenty of fluids and have them go to the bathroom to urinate (pee) often. This will help their body remove any radioactive medicine that does not go to their bones.</p> <p>Some children may need to be sedated (calmed with medicine) to help them stay still for the scan. If your child needs to be sedated, you will get other instructions.</p><h2>Does the scan carry any risks?</h2> <p>A bone scan involves giving a very small amount of radiation to your child. The nuclear medicine team will discuss this with you when you and your child arrive for the scan. You might also find it helpful to read this <a href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine" target="_blank">information about nuclear medicine</a> from the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any questions or concerns about the scan or if you need to change your appointment, please call the Nuclear Medicine Department at 416-813-6065.</p><h2>Source</h2> <p>Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (2013). <a href="http://www.imagegently.org/Roles-What-can-I-do/Parent/Nuclear-Medicine" target="_blank"><em>Image Gently: Nuclear Medicine - What can I do as a parent?</em></a></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_bone_scan_machine_EN.jpgBone scanFalse

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