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  • Types of Scans

    • Bone Scan
      For patients with known cancer, bone scans are used to look for cancer that has spread to the bones. The test is also helpful to look for a cause of bone pain, such as infection in the bone, fracture or arthritis.
    • Thyroid Scan
      The thyroid scan evaluates the function of the thyroid gland in addition to evaluating its size and shape. It is also able to outline any nodules in the thyroid.
    • Hida Scan
      Hida scans determine the function of the hepatobiliary ducts and the gallbladder.
    • White Blood Cell Imaging
      This exam is used to localize sites of infection or inflammation. It is also used to localize an unknown source of sepsis.
    • Renal Scan
      A renal scan is used to test how well the kidneys are functioning. It can be used to look for kidney tumors, cysts, obstructions and other problems.
    • Gastric Emptying Scan
      This exam is used to evaluate the gastric emptying time for solid and liquid foods.
    • Lung Scan
      The lung scan is used mainly to establish the presence of blood clots in the lungs.
    • Lymphoscintigraphy
      Used to accurately define the draining lymph node groups and identify the sentinel lymph node. Performed in preparation of sentinel node biopsy.

    To schedule an exam please call 401-793-4480. For more information about general nuclear medicine at The Miriam Hospital, call 401-793-4118 or e-mail cmonteiro1@lifespan.org.