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    Radionuclide Scan (Isotope Scan) Conditions

    Radionuclide Scan (Isotope Scan), These areas of activity are seen as 'hot spots' on the scan picture. See separate leaflet called Bone Scan for more detai...

    CT Scan Conditions

    CT Scan, CT stands for computerised tomography. A CT scan, also known as a CAT scan, is a specialised X-ray test.  It can give quite clear pictures of the in...

    Bone Scan Conditions

    Bone Scan, You will be asked to drink plenty of water between the injection and the scan. What should I expect after a bone scan? Bone scans do not generall...

    PET Scan Conditions

    PET Scan, What is a PET scan? PET stands for positron emission tomography. A PET scan produces three-dimensional, colour images of your body using radionuclides. , heart...

    DXA Scan Conditions

    DXA Scan, DXA scans (also called DEXA scans) are used to check the density of bones. This test uses X-rays to show how strong bones are.

    Ultrasound Scan Conditions

    Ultrasound Scan, You may be asked not to eat for several hours before a scan of the abdomen. Occasionally for some scans, you may be given an enema to clear the bowel. ...

    MRI Scan Conditions

    MRI Scan, What is an MRI scan? MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. An MRI scan uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures, on a computer, of t...

    Myocardial Perfusion Scan Conditions

    Myocardial Perfusion Scan, A radionuclide that concentrates in heart muscle is used for a myocardial perfusion scan. Other scans that use different radionuclides include a b...

    Gallium Scan Conditions

    Gallium Scan, What is a gallium scan? A gallium scan is a type of nuclear medicine, or radionuclide scan. In a gallium scan a tiny amount of radioactive...

    Endoscopic Ultrasound Scan Conditions

    Endoscopic Ultrasound Scan, An endoscopic ultrasound scan uses an endoscope with an ultrasound probe attached to create detailed pictures of internal organs and structures. , ga...

    MRCP Scan Conditions

    MRCP Scan, The pictures from the scan are studied by an X-ray doctor (a radiologist) who sends a report to the doctor who requested the scan. Are there any side-effects or compl...

    DMSA Scan Conditions

    DMSA Scan, How does a DMSA scan work? A DMSA scan is a type of radionuclide scan . A radionuclide (sometimes called a radioisotope or isotope) is a chemical whi...

    Thyroid Scans and Uptake Tests Conditions

    Thyroid Scans and Uptake Tests, What are thyroid scans and uptake tests? Thyroid scans and uptake tests use small doses of radioactive chemicals to create special picture...

    Nuclear Cardiology and Other Cardiac Scans Professional

    Nuclear Cardiology and Other Cardiac Scans, Commonly uses technetium 99m  stannous pyrophosphate concentrating in damaged myocardial cells for 'hot-spot' scanning. Scans...

    Computerised Tomography (CT) Scans Professional

    Computerised Tomography (CT) Scans, Types of computerised tomography scanning There are essentially two types of CT scans: Conventional CT scan - the scan...

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging Professional

    Types On an MRI scan some tissues appear to be brighter or darker than other tissues. Darkness depends on the density of protons in that area - an increased density being associated with a...

    CT Colonography Conditions

    You will be asked to stay as still as possible, as otherwise the scan pictures may be blurred. The scan can take about 5-30 minutes, depending on which part (or parts) of the body is...

    Obstetric Ultrasound Professional

    Ultrasound scans use sound waves which are safe for you and your baby. Booking scan The first ultrasound scan is usually performed before 15 weeks. [ 1 ] The purpose is to: ...

    CT Head Scanning Indications Professional

    [ 3 , 4 ] CT Scan in Head Injuries [ 4 ] Selection of adults for CT scan Selection of children (under 16 years) for CT scan CT scan ...

    Osteoporosis Professional

    The responsible physician may decide a DEXA scan is not required in women aged 75 years or older who have two or more independent clinical risk factors for fracture or indicators of low BMD. ...

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