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Technetium White Blood Cell

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Gamma Camera Technetium White Blood Cell
You have been scheduled for a White Blood Cell 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 3 visits to the department: The first visit, your blood will be drawn. Your white blood cells are then labeled with a small amount of radioactive material. The second visit (4 hours later) your tagged white blood cells will be injected into a vein in your arm. The third visit (4 hour after injection), painless images will be obtained for approximately one hour.


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