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Planning ahead:

  • Arrive at the hospital 30 minutes before your exam is scheduled. Ask the scheduler what time that is.

Bring with you to the hospital when you come for your test:

  • Complete list of medications you are currently taking – name and dosage of each medication, and when you take it.
  • Written physician’s order for the test.

On the day of the test:

  • Come in through the main entrance of Mon Health Medical Center, then down the hallway to the Radiology Services registration desk.
  • Plan to be at the hospital for approximately three hours.

During the test:

  • You will have an IV started and an imaging agent injected into it. Imaging will begin 10 to 15 minutes later.
  • A large camera will be placed over your neck and chest area. Four images will be taken with you lying on your back. Each image takes about 10 minutes.
  • After waiting one to two hours, four more images will be taken for comparison.

For more information on nuclear medicine, visit,P01290

Or call the Mon Health Nuclear Medicine Department at (304) 598-1280.

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