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Nuclear Medicine Gallium Scan

A gallium scan is a test to look for swelling, infection, or cancer in the body using a GE Entegra Nuclear Medicine gamma camera. The patient is injected with 8-10 mci Gallium 67 nuclear medicine agent and returns 72 hours later for the scan. The morning of scan, the patient is instructed to eat/drink only clear liquids up until their scan which lasts about an hour.

What to expect during the procedure:

  • Patient’s will be asked to lie still on a table while a special camera positioned above them obtains the necessary images