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Liver-Spleen Scan

Alternate Names : Liver Scan, Spleen Scan, Liver Scintigraphy, Radioisotope Liver Scan, Radionuclide Liver Scan, Hepatic Scintigraphy

Liver-Spleen Scan | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What is involved in preparation for the test?

There is no special preparation required before this test. Certain tests cannot be performed on the same day as a liver-spleen scan. The x-ray department staff may ask a person whether or not he or she has had any of these tests recently. For instance, any test that requires a contrast material called barium inside the intestines may interfere with the liver-spleen scan. Women who are or may be pregnant should tell the x-ray department staff before having this test. This is because the radiation from this test may harm an unborn child.

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Liver-Spleen Scan: Overview & Description


Liver-Spleen Scan: Results and Values

Author: James Compton, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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