What is a Meckel’s scan?

A Meckel’s scan is used to detect abnormally located gastric (stomach) lining in other parts of your bowel. This usually occurs in the small bowel which can cause bleeding and abdominal pain.

How do I prepare for a Meckel’s scan?

Fasting from midnight.

What happens during a Meckel’s scan?

You will be injected with a radioactive tracer through a vein in the arm. You will then be asked to lay down on the scan bed and our camera will take pictures of your abdomen for about 1 hour.

Are there any side effects of a Meckel’s scan?

No

How long does a Meckel’s scan take?

1 hours

When can I expect the results of my Meckel’s 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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