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Liver/Spleen Scan

General Information

Nuclear Medicine exams detect radioactive isotopes (tracers) given to the patient prior to the exam in order to show function of various areas within the body.

What is a Liver/Spleen Scan?

A Liver/Spleen Scan assesses anatomy and size of the liver and spleen, chronic disease, trauma, cysts, lesions, and size ratios.

  • This exam may be called – Liver/Spleen Test, L/S Test, Liver-Spleen Nuclear Test.
  • Injection with immediate images.  The exam lasts approximately 1 hour and the patient must lie very still while the images are being taken.

How should I prepare for a Liver/Spleen Scan?

  • If you have had a recent Barium contrast exam performed (Barium is used with certain CT and X-Ray exams), then you should ask your Physician when to schedule this exam.
  • No restrictions for eating or driving.