This octreotide procedure assists in locating neuroendocrine tumours. This test will assist with diagnosis or treatment of the tumour.
- Drink lots of fluids the day before and the day of the test.
- Take a mild laxative containing Bisocodyl (over the counter preparations contain this ingredient). If you have diarrhea, please do not take a laxative.
This procedure can take up to three days to complete. The path of the radioactive tracer will be watched over a period of time.
Day one – You will receive an injection of the radioactive tracer into a vein in your arm. Images will be taken four hours after the injection.
Day two and Day three – Images will be taken. Each set of images will take between one to two hours to complete.