* Inform your physician if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
You have been scheduled for a Gallium study which involves the use of a small amount of radioactive material. The level of radioactivity used is extremely low and has no side effects.
You will be positioned on an imaging table, under a special detector called a gamma camera. The camera does not produce any radiation. It will be placed close to the part of your body being imaged.
You will have 2-3 visits to the department. On your first visit, a small amount of radioactive material will be injected into a vein in your arm. On your second visit, painless images will be obtained for approximately 1-2 hours. You may be asked to return for delayed images the next day.
Reviewed and Approved:
Kirk Frey, MD