You can also call the appointment center to schedule, change or cancel an appointment or ask questions.
Meckel's Scans are performed to determine if a particular inflammation is the cause of gastrointestinal bleeding.
A small amount of radioactive material will be injected into a vein in your arm. You will then be positioned next to a camera that will take painless images of your abdomen for approximately one hour. A nuclear medicine doctor may order additional images including close-ups and delayed images. If additional images are needed, do not be alarmed. They are a routine part of the test.
Children two to six years old
Remember to bring the written order (prescription), for this test, given to you by your doctor.
Infants and neonates
If this study is being performed with anesthesia, it is important to follow the preparation guidelines from your anesthesiologist.
Patients of childbearing age should review the pregnancy and breastfeeding guidelines.