Hepato-Biliary & Gastro-Intestinal
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Biliary Scan
Gastric Emptying Study
G.I.Bleeding Scan
Labeled R.B.C. Scan for Hemangioma
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Gamma Camera G.I. Bleeding Scan w/ Labeled R.B.C.'s
You have been scheduled for a GI Bleed study which involves the use of a small amount of radioactive material. The level of radioactivity used is extremely low and has no side effects.

You will be positioned next to a special detector called a gamma camera (see photo). The camera does not produce any radiation. It will be placed close to the part of your body being imaged.

Patient Preparation
Fast 4 hours.

Using a vein in your arm a small blood sample will be taken from which your red blood cells will be tagged with a small amount of radioactive material. Painless images will be obtained over the course of 1 hour. If an area of bleeding is not visualized, delayed images may be needed.


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