Nuclear Medicine

Locate your test below, and follow the preparation instructions.


Test: Bone Scan - Total Body

Prep: None


Test: Bone Scan - Limited

Prep: None


Test: Bone Scan - Tri-Phasic (3 phase)

Prep: None


Test: Bone SPECT

Prep: None


Test: Double SPECT

Prep: None


Test: Brain SPECT

Prep: None


Test: DMSA Renal Scan

Prep: None


Test: Gallium 67 Scan

Prep: None


Test: Gastric Emptying

Prep: Nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to the exam


Test: GI Bleed (Tagged Red Blood Cell Scan)

Prep: None


Test: Hida Scan

Prep: Nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to the exam; no narcotic pain medication for 12 hours prior to the exam


Test: Lasix Renogram

Prep: Be well hydrated, drink plenty of water


Test: Meckel's Scan

Prep: None


Test: Metastron (Samarium Therapy)

Prep: None


Test: MIBG Scan

Prep: Radiology will call patient with prep instructions


Test: Muga (cardiac blood pool)

Prep: None


Test: Octreotide (Whole Body Tumor Scan)

Prep: None for 1st day, be well hydrated 2nd day - drink plenty of fluids


Test: Sentinal Nodes

Prep: None


Test: Para Thyroid Scan (Sestamibi Scan)

Prep: None


Test: Thyroid Uptakes

Prep: Nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to the exam. Patients on thyroid medications need to discontinue meds for 3 weeks prior to the exam. Must have no Iodine contrast injections for the past 2 months. Must also be at least 2 months from most recent CT exam.


Test: Thyroid Therapy

Prep: Nothing by mouth from midnight prior to the exam; no Iodine within the last 2 months


Test: Thyroid Total Body Metastatic Survey

Prep: Nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam


Test: VQ Scan (Ventilation & Profusion)

Prep: None


Test: White Cell Scan (Indium Scan)

Prep: None