Liver Scan

Liver scans help diagnose disorders such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, tumors and other problems in the digestive tract.

Test Preparation

You should not have any gastrointestinal tests with barium at least 24 hours before the liver test.

Exam Procedure

A radioactive tracer is injected in your arm. Ten to 15 minutes after the injection, you will lie on your back and images from different positions will be taken of your liver and spleen. This procedure will take 45-60 minutes.