What is a Cerebral Perfusion Scan?

Used to diagnose abnormalities in the brain such as dementia or abnormal blood flow to the brain.

How do I prepare for a Cerebral Perfusion Scan?

There are no preparations. Please bring along any CT, X-ray or MRI that you might have had for your brain.

What happens during a Cerebral Perfusion Scan?

You will be given a cannula into the arm and asked to lay down on a bed and be still and quiet for 10 minutes in a dark room. Our technologist will then return and inject our radiotracer into the cannula and remove that cannula. You will then be asked to return to reception and wait for about 30 to 40 minutes. We will then take pictures of your brain for about 30 minutes.

Are there any after effects of a Cerebral Perfusion Scan?

No

How long does a Cerebral Perfusion Scan take?

1.5-2 hours

When can I expect the results of my Cerebral Perfusion Scan?

Results are usually ready the next day.

Will there be any fees involved?

No, all our scans are bulk billed.

Please contact us with any questions you have.

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