Liver/Spleen Scan

There is no specific preparation required. You may take your medications as normal.

A small intravenous injection of radioactive tracer will be injected into a vein, usually in your arm. Approximately 20 minutes following administration of the radioactive tracer, imaging will commence. This can take up to 40 minutes.

Our Nuclear Medicine Physician will review the images and issue a report. Once completed, the report will be sent electronically to your referring health professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Liver/Spleen Scan is performed to diagnose disorders of the liver and identify problems in other parts of your digestive system.

1.5 hours.

  • Your original request form

  • Medicare and any Government concession pension or health care cards

  • Previous relevant imaging

This examination has no associated side effects.

This examination is not suitable for pregnant women. Breastfeeding mothers may undergo the procedure, but will need to cease breastfeeding for 12 hours after the scan. Breast milk should be expressed & discarded during this period. Breastfeeding may resume after the 12 hours.

Within 4-5 working days.