Indium Labeled White Blood Cells

* Inform your physician if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

You have been scheduled for a White Blood Cell 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 may also receive a CT scan as part of the imaging procedure to aid the physicians in interpreting your scan.

Patient Preparation



You will have 3 visits to the department.  The first visit, your blood will be drawn.  Your white blood cells are then tagged with a small amount of radioactive material.  The second visit (2 hours later), your tagged white blood cells will be injected into a vein in your arm.  The third visit (the next day or 24 hours later), painless images will be obtained for approximately 1-2 hours.  

Reviewed and Approved:
Kirk Frey, MD
Robert Ackermann