Nuclear Medicine Patient Preparation and Instructions

Nuclear Medicine Patient Preparation and Instructions

Accurate exam results depend on your preparation. Learn how to get ready, as well as what to expect.  

The way you prepare for a nuclear medicine procedure depends on the type of exam you are having. Below are general guidelines for different types of tests, as well as an overview of exam procedures.

To ensure accurate test results, please carefully follow the instructions you receive from the facility where your exam is scheduled or check the list below. When scheduling your exam, be sure to alert us if you have any allergies or special medical problems or needs.

If you have any questions about your preparation, call our centralized scheduling line at (925) 952-2701.

Bone Scan

Breast Scan, Miraluma Protocol ��

Cardiac Wall Motion Study (MUGA) ��

Cisternogram ��

Cisternogram with CSF Leak Protocol

Gallium Scan ��

Gastric Emptying Scan ��

Gastro-Intestinal Bleeding Scan ��

Hepatobiliary Scan ��

Hepatobiliary Scan with Quantitation Protocol for Gall Bladder Ejection Fraction ��

Indium Labeled White Blood Cell Scan ��

Liver Scan, Hemangioma Protocol ��

Liver Spleen Scan ��

Lung Ventilation and Perfusion Scan (Lung V/Q Scan) ��

Lymphoscintigraphy, Breast Protocol, or Melanoma Protocol ��

Meckel's Diverticulum - Abdominal Scan ��

MIBG Tumor Scan for Pheochromocytoma ��

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, with Dobutamine Stress ��

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, with Regedenoson (Lexiscan), Adenosine, or Persantine Stress ��

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, with Treadmill Stress ��

Octreoscan, Tumor scan ��

Oncoscint ��

Parathyroid ��

Py Test (Urea Breath Test) ��

Renal DMSA Scan ��

Renogram ��

Renogram with Captopril ��

Renogram with Lasix ��

Thyroid Ablation (after Thyroid Surgery) ��

Thyroid Therapy (Treatment for Hyperthyroidism) ��

Thyroid Uptake and Image ��

Thyroid Whole Body Iodine Scan with Thyrogen. (3 day test with 123-I) ��

Thyroid Whole Body Scan, 123-I