Definitions for "Isotope scan"
A method of checking for disease processes affecting the bones, including those of the spine. A short-acting radioactive substance is injected into the blood stream a little while before the scan. The radiation dose is low and there is no significant risk of radiation injury.
See radioactive isotope scan.
A procedure for examining bones, liver, spleen, thyroid, etc. You will be given an injection of a radioactive substance and the uptake by the tissue is measured.