March 9, 2012
I went to Signet in Plantation (because it was their only site that could do a bone scan). The CT scan of my shoulder was run first. The reason was that, once I was given the Tc99 (Technetium or Tc is the element and 99 refers to the radioactive isotope) by injection into a vein, no one else on staff could touch me because I would be “radioactive”. The CT scan was quick. Then I was given the injection of the Tc99. I had to wait 2 hours for the isotope to course through my body so that any other problem in my skeleton would show up and we’d know how much of a problem I had from the scan. I came back 2 hours later after some lunch and the scanner checked my whole skeleton – toes to top of skull.