A liver/spleen scan is the study of the function of the liver and spleen in relation to each other and the body’s bone marrow system.
Scan time is one hour.
No preparation is necessary.
During the exam, the patient may be asked to change clothes and wear a gown.
Wearing loose fitting jogging clothes with no metal objects may allow you to avoid changing clothes.
A small amount of radioactive substance is injected into a vein. Then, using a large specialized camera, images are acquired of the abdomen in different positions to identify any abnormality of the liver and spleen. The study defines the function as well as the size and shape of these organs and how they interact with the bone marrow.
Images are acquired and stored digitally, and the report and images will be made immediately available to your referring physician.