Gallium Scan

* 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.

Patient Preparation



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
Robert Ackermann