Meckel’s diverticulum scan

Meckel’s diverticulum scan

Nuclear medicine
A rarely performed test in which 99mTc is administered orally and abdominal images obtained using a gamma camera. Because 99mTc concentrates in parietal cell-rich gastric mucosa, a scan can be used to identify aggregates of parietal cells outside the stomach, a finding typical of Meckel’s diverticulum.
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