Nuclear Medicine

Brain Scan

  • No preparation necessary.
  • This test takes about one hour.

Gastric Scan

  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before and until the exam is completed (NPO).
  • Six hours prior to study, any medications can be taken with limited sips of water.
  • This test takes about two hours.
  • If you are diabetic, please bring your insulin in with you, a meal will be given to you as part of your test.

Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleed

  • No preparation necessary.
  • This test takes anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours.

Infection WBC (All Day Study)

  • No preparation necessary.

Liver/Spleen Scans

  • No preparation necessary.
  • This test takes about 45 minutes.

Gallbladder Scan (HIDA)

  • Nothing to eat or drink eight hours before the exam.
  • This test takes about two hours.

Bone Scan

  • Drink plenty of fluids prior to the exam. There are no restrictions on eating prior to this exam.
  • No X-ray barium 24 hours prior to the exam. CT oral contrast (barium) is allowed.
  • The scan itself takes about one hour. However, once the IV injection is done, there will be a three-hour wait before the scan begins.

Renal Scan

  • No preparation necessary.
  • This test takes from two to three hours.
  • Force fluids prior to study.

Thyroid Uptake and Scan

  • This study requires two days for preparation.
  • No IVP/Intravenous/ CT scan contrast three months prior to the exam.
  • No thyroid medication three weeks prior to the exam.

First Day:

  • Nothing to eat four hours before the capsule is taken.

Second Day:

  • No further preparation necessary.
  • The scan takes about one hour.

Lung Scan (VQ Scan)

  • No preparation necessary.
  • This test takes about one hour.

Meckel’s Scan

  • No preparation necessary.
  • This test takes about one hour.

Gated Cardiac (MUGA)

  • No preparation necessary.
  • This test takes about one hour.

Parathyroid Scan

  • No preparation necessary.

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