Our expert says:
The oncologist is sending her for a radio-isotope bone scan- they inject her with contrast (iodine-based), wait an hour or two and then put her in a machine where the isotope's uptake in the bones are measured. The reason for this is that they are looking for bone metastases - this is when the cancer spreads from the breast to the bone. If it is present, they determine what type of therapy to give her.
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