Breast Scan

You have been scheduled for a breast scan, which involves the use of a small amount of radioactive material. The level of radioactivity used is extremely low and has no side effects.

Preparation for the procedure:
There are no pre-exam instructions. Please inform the technologist if you are pregnant or breast feeding. The imaging may be changed, or special instructions given based upon that information.

What to expect:
Once in a scan room an I.V. will be started in your arm. You will be asked to remove your bra and be given a gown to put on. You will then lie down on a table and a special detector called a gamma camera will take images of the breast area. The scan takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

The images will be reviewed and the results will be sent to your physician. Your physician will discuss these results with you and explain what they mean in relation to your health.

Your questions and comments:
call (805) 563-5870.

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