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Your doctor has ordered a hemangioma scan to further evaluate your liver. This scan will give more information to your doctor about the blood flow to the area of question. This scan requires 3 different types of imaging:

Liver spleen scan – to evaluate the best projection to demonstrate the abnormality.
Red blood cell liver scan – to evaluate blood flow within the liver.
Spect imaging – 3 dimensional image of the liver.

  • There is no preparation for this exam.
  • Please report to Radiology approximately 20 minutes before your scheduled time, if you have not been contacted by the Admitting Office.
  • An I.V. will be inserted in your arm to allow for the administration of the radioisotopes.
  • This procedure will take approximately 2 1/2 hours.
  • Following the exam, you may resume normal activity.