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Hepatobiliary (GB) scan

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To evaluate the gallbladder and biliary ducts for obstruction.

Preparation/instructions

When you were referred by your physician for a radiological exam, you may have been told about certain instructions to be done prior to the exam, or when you were scheduling your appointment, the scheduler should have informed you about the preparations that should be done prior to your exam. If you did not or if you want a recheck, you can refer to the information listed below.

Keep in mind that you may have been given some additional or different instructions, based on your own particular circumstances. If you have any questions, please call
 our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen), (202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a radiologist . It is best to call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.

Instructions

 Do not eat or drink anything for six hours prior to the test.

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The procedure

You will receive an injection of a small amount of a radioactive tracer in one of the veins located in your arm. This radioactive tracer will be excreted by the liver into the biliary tree.

You will be laying down comfortably on your back for the test. A Gamma Camera, positioned over your abdomen, will be taking images for a minimum of 60 minutes. Radiologists will then evaluate your scan and may need additional images to accurately rule out or confirm an obstruction.

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After Care

 You may resume your normal lifestyle.

The radiologist's report of the results will be ready within 24 hours. Your doctor will discuss the results of the test with you.

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Please call our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen), (202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.

 

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