What to Expect During the Procedure
We begin this procedure with approximately 5cc’s of blood
being withdrawn through an IV in your hand or arm. Your blood will be mixed with a radioactive isotope for 30 minutes. The tagged (mixed) blood is re-injected
through the IV. You will then lie on your back on the table. Images are acquired in various positions for approximately 30 minutes. Delay images are also necessary
90 minutes later. You may leave our facility, resuming normal activities until the designated return time. The return time will be given to you by one of our
technologists. Upon return, images are again acquired in the same position as the first scan.
How Should I Prepare?
What to Expect After the Procedure
- There are no pre-procedure preparations for this scan.
- If you have had pertinent x-rays, CT’s, or MRI’s done at other facilities bring the films or CD’s with you for comparison.
Upon completion, you may resume normal activities. There are no common side effects and no post procedure instructions.
Also, no driver is needed following this procedure. Reports will be sent to your physician
within 5 business days. Contact your physician for any information pertaining to the findings.