Nuclear Medicine and Bone Densitometry

Maroochydore
1/47 Baden Powell Street
Maroochydore 4558
Phone: 07 5451 0077
Fax: 07 5479 1941
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Warana
Lakeview Centre
(Suncorp Building)
Suite 1 / 30 Main Drive,
Warana 4575
Ph: 07 5493 1649
Fax: 07 5493 1659
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Patient Information
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Bone Mineral Densitometry / DEXA Gated Heart Pool Scan
Bone Scan GI Bleed
Colonic Transit Study HIDA
DMSA Scan Lung V/Q
DTPA / MAG 3 Scan Lymphoscintigraphy
Exercise Stress Test Myocardial Perfusion Study
Gallium Scan Parathyroid
Gastric Emptying Thyroid

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Patient waiting room
Bone Mineral Densitometry / DEXA
Preparation: Nil.

Test Duration: 15 minutes.
Please bring any previous x-rays with you.
It would be helpful if you could wear clothes that do not have any zippers or metal buttons.
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Bone Scan
Preparation: Nil.

Test Duration:
Initial Appointment: 15 minutes.
Delay Appointment: 45 minutes.
Please bring any previous x-rays or bone scans with you.
This test requires an injection into a vein (usually in the arm) followed by some images. You will then need to return around 3 hours later for some more images.
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Colonic Transit Study
Preparation: Discontinue any laxatives or bowel mobility agents 3 days before the study commences.

Test Duration:
Drink—2 minutes.
Each Image—10 minutes.
This test requires you to drink a small amount of radioactivity which we can then follow through the bowel over 5 days. On the Monday after the drink, you are able to leave but will be required to return 6 hours later for the first image. Thereafter, you will need to return each morning for more images until Friday.
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DMSA Scan
Preparation: Nil.

Test Duration:
Injection: - 10 minutes.
Scan: 45 minutes.
Please bring any previous x-rays with you.
This scan involves a small injection (into the arm) followed by some images 3 hours later during which you will need to keep well hydrated.
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DTPA / MAG 3 Scan
Preparation: Drink 1 litre of water in the hour before the appointment time.
Some medications may need to be ceased, contact Lakeview Imaging for details.
Ph: (07) 5493 1649

Test Duration:
1-2 hours (depending on the clinical indications).
Please bring any previous x-rays with you.
This scan involves an injection (in the arm) as we take images of the kidneys.
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Exercise Stress Test
Preparation: Some medications may need to be ceased, contact Lakeview Imaging for details.

Test Duration:
Patient dependant (usually 30 minutes).
This is an exercise test, so wear comfortable running clothes and shoes.
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Gallium Scan
Preparation: Nil.

Test Duration:
Injection: 5 minutes.
Scan: 1 hour.
Please bring any previous x-rays with you.
This exam requires and injection followed by images anywhere from 1 day later to 7 days later, depending on the clinical indications. When you book in the appointment we will let you know the time frame that will be involved.
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Gastric Emptying
Preparation: No eating, smoking, or exercising on the day prior to the exam..

Test Duration:
3 hours.
Please bring any previous x-rays with you.
We will cook a nice breakfast for you to eat when you arrive (eggs on toast), and then take images of your stomach throughout the day.
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Gated Heart Pool Scan
Preparation: Nil.

Test Duration: 1 hour.
Please bring any previous x-rays with you.
This test involves removing some of your blood, labelling that blood so the camera can detect it, and then reinjecting the blood into your body so we can see your heart beating.
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GI Bleed
Preparation: Nil.

Test Duration:
Initial Images - 1 hour (however further images may be required).
This test involves removing some of your blood, labelling that blood so the camera can detect it, and then reinjecting the blood into your body so we can detect any abnormal bleeding.
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HIDA Scan
Preparation: Fasting for 4 hours
prior to the test.

Test Duration: 2 hours.
Please bring any previous x-rays with you.
Images will be obtained following an injection (into the arm) so the gallbladder can be visualised.
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Lung Scan (V/Q)
Preparation: Nil.

Test Duration: 1 hours.
Please bring any previous x-rays with you.
We will take 2 sets of images of the lungs, studying both the air and blood supply.
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Lymphoscintigraphy
Preparation: Nil.

Test Duration:
Varies from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.
There are a few types of Lymphoscintigraphy studies that can be performed, the most common at our practice, is used in order to locate the Sentinal Lymph Node prior to surgery. This procedure involves 4 small injections around the site of interest. The injections contain particles which travel along the lymphatic channels and into the lymph nodes. Images are taken of the body in order to pinpoint the lymph nodes for your surgeon.

If the test is not for the Sentinal Lymph nodes, please ring Lakeview imaging for more details.
Ph: (07) 5493 1649
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Myocardial Perfusion Scan
Preparation: Some medications may need to be ceased, contact Lakeview Imaging for details. Ph: (07) 5493 1649

Test Duration: Allow 3.5 hours.
You will need to cease all caffeine for 24 hours prior to the test. Fasting for 4 hours before the test is also required.
We shall perform a set of images before you do an exercise test, and then another set of images after the exercise test has been done. Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercising.
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Parathyroid Scan
Preparation: Nil.

Test Duration:
Initial images: 45 minutes.
Delayed images: 45 minutes.
Please bring any previous x-rays with you.
This exam involves a small injection into the arm, followed by images of the neck taken 10 minutes later, and then again at 3 hours.
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Thyroid Scan
Preparation: Some medications may need to be ceased, contact Lakeview Imaging for details. Ph: (07) 5493 1649

Test Duration: 45 minutes.
Please bring any previous x-rays with you.
This test involves an injection followed by images taken of the neck 20 minutes later.
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White Blood Cell Scan
Preparation: Nil.

Test Duration: Imaging time: 1 hour.
We will need to take some blood and label it which takes 1 hour. Then we shall reinject the labelled blood and wait 3 hours before doing any imaging.
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