WHAT IS A MECKEL’S SCAN?
A Nuclear Medicine Meckel’s Scan is used to assess the presence of a Meckel’s Diverticulum.
This test can also be called a Tc99m Meckel’s Scan or a Meckel’s Diverticulum Study.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A MECKEL’S SCAN?
When you arrive, you will be given a small injection of a radiotracer. The injection should not make you feel any different. You will then have approximately 40 minutes of imaging.
HOW LONG DOES A MECKEL’S SCAN TAKE?
The test takes up to 1 hour.
PREPARATION REQUIRED FOR A MECKEL’S SCAN?
- Please make staff aware if you think you maybe pregnant or if you are breast-feeding prior to making an appointment.
- Please fast for 4 hours prior to your scan.
- Please bring previous scans which relate to your Bowel or Abdomen.
WHEN WILL MY DOCTOR RECEIVE MY RESULTS?
Your Referring Doctor will receive your results within 48hrs.