Liver and Spleen Scan
What is a liver and spleen scan?
A liver and spleen scan is performed to evaluate liver and spleen size and function.
What should I do to prepare for my scan?
There is no advance preparation for this study.
What will happen during a liver and spleen scan and how can I get my results?
The patient will be injected intravenously with a small amount of radioactive tracer that will be taken up by the liver. There is a 10 minute wait for the radioisotope to clear the bloodstream and only be in the liver and spleen. The patient will lie on a table and a gamma camera will be over the abdomen. Several images, from different angles, will be taken. Each image will take about five minutes.This study takes 30 minutes.
The physician who interprets the scan will send a report to your physician, who will then share the results with you.
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