What is a Gallium Scan?

A gallium scan is used to look for areas of inflammation
or infection.

How do I prepare for a Gallium Scan?

There are no preparations for this scan, you can eat and drink and work as per normal.

What happens during a Gallium Scan?

You will be injected with a radioactive material and you will be asked to return 48hrs later for images. We will then take pictures for 1.5 hrs.

Are there any side effects?


How long does a Gallium Scan take?

The injection will take about 10minutes. You will then return to our practice 48hrs later for pictures which will take about 1.5hrs.

When can I expect the results of my Gallium 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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