Triple Tracer Scan

A triple tracer scan is a highly specialized scan to evaluate a replaced joint or a specific area of bone following surgery, trauma or infection. This scan will take several hours over at least two days.

Procedure

A bone marrow scan, indium labeled white blood cell scan and bone scan are performed.

Preparation

  • Do not schedule other medical tests that use barium for at least 48 hours prior to your triple tracer scan appointment.
  • You may eat and drink as usual.
  • You may continue taking your medications as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Please bring a list of medications with you to your appointment.
  • Remember to bring the written order (prescription), for this test, given to you by your doctor.

Precautions

  • Patients of childbearing age should review the pregnancy and breastfeeding guidelines

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