Meckel's Diverticulum Study

You have been scheduled for a meckel’s diverticulum 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.

Preparation for the procedure:
1. It is preferable to have nothing to eat or drink from the night before, however four hours is adequate.
2. 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 the scan room you will lie down on a table and a special detector called a gamma camera will be placed over your abdomen. A technologist will give you an injection in a vein and images will be taken. The imaging time takes approximately forty five 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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