A gallium scan is a test to look for swelling, infection, or cancer in the body. It uses a radioactive material called gallium and is a type of nuclear medication test. You will get gallium injected into your vein. Gallium is a contaminated material. Your healthcare provider will inform you to return at a later time to be checked. The scan will occur 6 to 48 hrs after the gallium is infused. The test time depends on what problem your physician is looking for. You will push your back on the scanner table. A special cam spots where the gallium has gathered in the body. Stool in the bowel can disrupt the test. You might need to take a laxative the evening prior to you have the test. Or, you might get an injection 1 to 2 hours before the test. You might consume and drink fluids normally. You will need to take off all precious jewelry and metal things before the test.
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