Problems are rare, but all procedures have some risk. The doctor will go over some problems that could happen, such as:
- Allergic reaction to the injected material
Some people worry about the use of radioactive material in a bone scan. The amount of radioactivity is small and passes from the body in 2 to 3 days.
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