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The dye that is used for ‘bone scans’ (Technetium 99m I think) - I believe that contains bisphosphonates/phosphonates. Is one at ANY risk of getting Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) with that when used in the ‘tracer’?

I have only seen about people getting it when having proper treatment with bisphosphonates.

Hope someone knows. Thanks.


 

Cathance

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Zero risk of osteonecrosis. Only trace amount of chemical bisphosphonate is used (hence the name "radiotracer"). Dosing is based on activity, not gram weight of bisphosphonate, which is miniscule.