Meckel’s Scan

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Is an imaging procedure performed to hunt for Meckel’s diverticulum which is an ectopic tissue (small abnormal pocket) located within the large bowel which is present at birth it may contain tissues resembling ones of the stomach or pancreas and cause abnormal pain and bleeding. Ideally, abnormally located gastric mucosa can be detected.

Fasting: You should be fasting for 6 hours earlier to the test.

Medication contradiction: Medications may be resumed as usual.

Tracer administration: The radio pharmaceutical will be injected intravenously.

Examination duration: The imaging process will take up from 45 minutes up to 1 hour. Imaging will be conducted immediately after the injection and again 2 hours later.

Additional related examinations: Additional imaging maybe required depending on the examination outcome.

Other requirements:
  • You will be required to take a pill of 150 mg Zantac (Ranitidine), for children aged (1-11) may be provided in liquid form prior to the test.
  • The test cannot be performed in case a barium study was performed 48 hours earlier to the test.