You can also call the appointment center to schedule, change or cancel an appointment or ask questions.
An indium scan (white blood cells scan) is typically used to discover if you have an infection.
When you arrive for your appointment, some of your blood will be withdrawn from a vein in your arm. The blood will be "labeled" with a small amount of radioactive material. This process may take three to four hours. Once your blood is labeled, it will be injected back into a vein in your arm. You will be asked to return the next day when painless images will be taken for 60 to 90 minutes. The images will show where the labeled white blood cells have accumulated in your body, which could show where you have an infection. You may be asked to return again the following day for additional images. If this is the case, do not be alarmed. This is a routine part of the scan.
Patients of childbearing age should review the pregnancy and breastfeeding guidelines.