GALLIUM WHOLE BODY SCAN

GALLIUM WHOLE BODY SCAN

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Why is GALLIUM WHOLE BODY SCAN done ?

A gallium scan is done to:

  • Find the source of an infection that is causing a fever
  • Look for an abscess or certain infections, especially in the bones
  • Check the response to antibiotic treatment
  • Diagnose inflammatory problems such as pulmonary fibrosis or sarcoidosis.
  • Find certain types of cancer(such as lymphoma). The scan also may be done to see if cancer has spread(metastasized) to other areas of the body. Or it may check how well a cancer treatment is working

Why is GALLIUM WHOLE BODY SCAN ?

A gallium scan is a diagnostic test that looks for infection, inflammation, and tumors. Gallium is a radioactive metal. Gallium is radioactive, but the risk of radiation exposure from this procedure is lower than from an X-ray or CT scan.