Nuclear Scintigraphy (bone scan)
We have a dedicated nuclear scintigraphy suite at the hospital, with a new gamma camera, allowing for excellent quality imaging.
Nuclear scintigraphy is especially useful in the investigation of lameness originating from multiple limbs simultaneously, in needle-shy patients, or in the identification of regions of injury that are inaccessible to nerve blocks or basic imaging e.g. the pelvis. Some lamenesses are so severe that nerve blocks are contra-indicated due to the risk of worsening an injury and some pathologies can solely be identified by scintigraphic imaging. The bone scan helps localise bone turnover, which helps to direct further investigation for possible sources of lameness.