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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my liver scan was a wake-up call' Alice Walker, 23, a junior strategist from London, was shocked when a recent FibroScan revealed borderline liver damage.
He and his colleagues examined the medical records of 140 patients with cirrhosis who were screened for HCC with an initial ultrasound liver scan and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) test, and then had a follow-up CT or MRI within 6 months.
More than 20% of people who volunteered for a free liver scan at the recent 2014 Love Your Liver roadshow run by the British Liver Trust, the UK charity for people with liver conditions, were referred to their GPs after signs of liver damage were discovered.
He is still receiving medical treatment, including serial blood tests and a recommendation for a liver scan to determine long term liver damage.
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.
Radioactive liver scan, ultrasound test of liver, and CAT scan have been use to detect abnormalities in the liver and abdomen.
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.
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.
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.