Meckels Diverticulum

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