Meckel’s Diverticulum Scan
What is a Meckel’s diverticulum scan?
A Meckel’s diverticulum scan is performed to look for a Meckel’s Diverticulum, which is an abnormality in the intestine and could be a source of bleeding in the intestine.
What should I do to prepare for my scan?
There is no special preparation for this study.
What will happen during a Meckel’s diverticulum scan and how will I get my results?
The patient will be lying on a table with the gamma camera over the abdomen. The patient will be injected intravenously with a small amount of radioactive tracer. Imaging will start immediately and continue for 45 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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