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Your doctor has ordered a Technetium white blood cell study to evaluate for abscess, infection, osteomyelitis, or fever of unknown origin. Please follow these simple instructions so that we may best serve you.

  1. There is no preparation for this exam.
  2. Report to Radiology approximately 20 minutes before your scheduled time if you have not been contacted by the Admitting Office.
  3. Your blood will be drawn in the morning and be sent to a lab to be tagged with Technetium. You will then need to return that afternoon to be re-injected with your tagged cells. These two visits will take approximately 10 minutes each.
  4. You will be scanned at 4 hours and possibly 24 hours after injection of tagged cells.
  5. Following the exam you may resume normal activities.