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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We begin this procedure with approximately 5cc’s of blood being withdrawn through an IV in your hand or arm.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?
  • 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.
What to Expect After the Procedure

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.