Gallium Scan

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Gallium Scan

PRP Bathurst ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6331 3200

Gallium Scan

PRP Castle Hill ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9634 4444

Gallium Scan

PRP Cumberland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9896 3222

Gallium Scan

PRP Dee Why ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9981 3000

Gallium Scan

PRP Dubbo ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6882 4888

Gallium Scan

PRP Eastwood ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9858 1500

Gallium Scan

PRP Frenchs Forest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9451 1062

Gallium Scan

PRP Gosford North ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4324 0006

Gallium Scan

PRP Hornsby ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9482 1211

Gallium Scan

PRP Norwest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8882 8822

Gallium Scan

PRP Orange ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6376 9000

Gallium Scan

PRP Shellharbour ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4297 3332

Gallium Scan

PRP Toukley ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4397 1791

Gallium Scan

PRP Tuggerah ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4355 4790

Gallium Scan

PRP Wollongong ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4226 9711

Gallium Scan

PRP Woy Woy ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4341 3500

  • Gallium Scan Explained

    A gallium scan is used to detect inflammation in tissue. This can be an indication for infection or tumours. It is often used to assess the presence of bone or soft tissue infection. This test can also be used to assess and monitor patients with Lymphoma.

  • Please advise us beforehand

    Please make staff aware if you are (or think you could be) pregnant, breast-feeding, claustrophobic and/or if you are the primary/sole carer for small children when you book your appointment.

    Please notify staff if you have or have not had a recent bone scan.

  • Preparation

    Please bring your referral, Medicare and/or Pension Health Care Card and any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.

    Eat and drink as normal before and after your scan.

  • What happens during the procedure

    Part 1: You will be given a small injection of a radioactive tracer that is taken up by the body. The injection shouldn’t make you feel any different and allows images to be taken of the area of interest. This part takes 15 minutes to complete. You can go about normal activity (including eating, drinking, driving your car etc) following the injection.

    Part 2: Images of the body or area of interest are taken 24-48 hours following the injection. These images may take up to 60 minutes to complete.

    Part 3: Depending on the area of interest, subsequent images may be required up to 2 weeks following the injection. These images take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

  • How long does it take

    An initial injection taking 15 minutes, then 24-48 hours later the images are taken. This component can take up to 60 minutes to complete.

  • After Your Examination

    Eat and drink as normal before and after your scan.

    Resume normal activities (including driving) following your injection.

  • Your images and report

    We will advise you at the time of your booking when your images and report will be ready. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous images with you for comparison.

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.

Service - Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

A safe and non-invasive imaging test, nuclear medicine scans provide information about both the function and anatomy of the human body. The test involves the administration of a small dose of radiation to a patient, in order to detect a wide array of pathologies and conditions.

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.