For COVID or Monkeypox testing, make an appointment at an Urgent Care location, visit or visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website.
You can also schedule a COVID test appointment at any Piedmont QuickCare location. If you have a medical emergency, visit one of our Emergency Departments.

Bone Scan

What is a bone scan test?

A bone scan is a test used by our Piedmont Healthcare imaging team to detect areas of increased or decreased bone density.The test is performed to identify abnormal processes involving the bone such as tumor, infection or fracture.

If a bone scan is performed to evaluate possible fracture or infection, images will be performed in intervals, called a 3-phase bone scan.

To evaluate metastatic bone disease, images are obtained only after the three-hour delay. Information from the camera is recorded in a computer, which then processes the data and creates an image.

The scanning part of the test lasts about an hour and may require moving to various positions.

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