Please report to Admitting 15 minutes before your scheduled exam time.
PREP: Nothing to eat 4-12 hours prior to procedure. Empty bladder before procedure. No radiographic barium studies 48 hours prior.
PURPOSE: Localization of a Meckel's diverticulum.
WHAT TO EXPECT: You will be asked to lie on a scanning table for approximately 1 hour. The technologist will inject you with a radioactive isotope. A camera will be positioned over your abdomen for the scan. You will need to lie completely still during the scan.
TIME FRAME: 1 hour.
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Minimal to no side effects from the radioactive isotope.
IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, INFORM THE TECHNOLOGIST BEFORE THE EXAM