Category Name
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Gallium Scan

Indium Labeled White Cells

Technetium White Blood Cell

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Gamma Camera Gallium Scan
You have been scheduled for a Gallium 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

Procedure You will have at least 2 visits to the department. On your first visit, a small amount of radioactive material will be injected into a vein in your arm. On your second visit (24 hours later), painless images will be obtained for approximately one hour. You may be asked to return for delayed images for up to 72 hours after injection.


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