Nuclear Medicine - Hemangioma

What is Hemangioma?

A liver hemangioma scan is a diagnostic exam used to evaluate the liver for Hemangioma.  A small radioactive dose will be tagged to your blood during the scan.

Indication

  • Abnormal lesion seen under CAT scan or Ultrasound

Preparation

  • No barium exams prior to exam

Expectation

  • You will be in the department for an hour to two hours
  • 3cc of blood will be withdrawn from a hep-loc for tagging 
  • 15-20 minutes your blood will be re-injected for images 
  • Multiple images will be taken every 15 minutes for 1 hour 
  • A SPECT image will follow, taking 20-30 minutes