Liver and Spleen Scan

Indications

  • Evaluation of organ shape, size, and position.
  • Detection and localization of focal lesions such as primary and metastatic malignancy, abscesses, and cyst
  • Evaluation of diffuse hepatic disease such as hepatitis or cirrhosis.
  • Evaluation of abnormal masses and to outline the organ margins in studying extrahepatic disease such as subphrenic abscess and retroperitoneal abscess.

Radiopharmaceutical

  • 8 mCi Tc 99m sulfur colloid IV.

Patient Preparation

  • Patient's abdomen must be free of barium.

Procedure

  • Intravenously inject radiopharmaceutical and begin scanning 10 minutes post injection.
 

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The staff of nuclear medicine is available for consultation from 6:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.