Liver  Scan

What is the scan for?

The liver scan shows the size and shape of your liver and how well the different parts of it are working.  It also shows what your spleen is like and how well it is working.

What preparation is required?

No preparation is necessary.

What about the injection?

You are given a small injection into a vein in your arm, then there is a delay of about 15 minutes before the scan starts.  There are no side effects and you will not feel tired or dizzy and you can drive a car.

What about the pictures?

After the 15 minutes delay a number of scan pictures of your liver and spleen are taken.  This takes about 45 to 60 minutes.

When do I get the results?

Results will be available the following day after 2pm.