liver scan

liver scan

a noninvasive technique for visualizing the size, shape, and consistency of the liver and for assessing the liver's functional status. It involves IV injection of a radioactively labeled compound that is readily taken up and trapped in the Kupffer cells of the liver. The radiation emitted by the compound is recorded by a radiation detector and can be photographed with a scintillation camera or x-ray film. Liver scans are useful for diagnosing three-dimensional lesions such as abscesses and tumors, for performing biopsies, and for evaluating hepatomegaly, jaundice, and ascites.
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In patients with HCV-RNA, a liver scan and percutaneous liver biopsies were done.
Phoebe was taken to Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital where she underwent blood tests and a liver scan before being transferred to Leeds General Inrmary for specialist treatment.
Liver scan, thyroid scan and thallium heart scan, moreover, the pharmaceuticals used for these techniques were MIBI (Methoxy-Isobutyl-Isonitrile), MDP (methylene diphosphonate), DTPA (diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid), Phytate, Plane Tc-99m (technetium 99m) and Thallium-201, respectively.
A liver scan proved there were abnormal areas within the organ but then, just when it looked like Monty's case was hopeless, our attention was drawn to his heart.
If I had the opportunity I definitely would have gone for the liver scan.
Although mean levels of ALT, AST, and GGT were highest in patients with liver cirrhosis, compared with those with raised HA (more than 50 ng/mL or more than 100 ng/mL) and no arthritis, steatosis, or normal liver scan, these levels remained within normal limits.
Although mean levels of ALT, AST, and GGT were highest in patients with iver cirrhosis, compared with those with raised HA (more than 50 ng/mL or more than 100 ng/mL) and no arthritis, steatosis, or normal liver scan, these levels renamed within normal limits.
I'm having scans done, a brain scan, liver scan, everything.
In June of this year, when I had some pain,I was given an ET scan and a bone scan,followed by a kidney and liver scan in three different hospitals,not bad for my age, 79.
Because a liver scan usually can be completed in 20 to 30 seconds, it is important that scanning not be started too soon because peak contrast enhancement of the liver could be missed.
He focuses on the important rather than the fashionable; why is it easier to get a liver scan in hospital that a pair of braces?
Radioactive liver scan, ultrasound test of liver, and CAT scan have been use to detect abnormalities in the liver and abdomen.