Types of Scans

Bone Scan

The bone scan is used to evaluate the function of specilized bone cells called osteoblasts. These osteoblasts are especially sensitive during the following processes: cancers, infection and inflammation.

DATSCAN

A Datscan looks at the function of a particular part of the brain called the basal ganglia. It will help doctors to decide how to treat patients who have a tremor.

DMSA Scan

A DMSA scan looks at the anatomy and function of the kidneys. It is useful for detecting kidney scarring following a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection).

Gastric Emptying Study

Gastric Emptying Study is an examination to find out the rate of emptying of the contents of the stomach (solid or liquid), as various medical conditions may affect the rate.

GFR Renal Function Test

A GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) test is used to determine how well your kidneys are working. This test will help the doctor understand the filtration rate of your kidneys and give the appropriate treatment or plan treatments for other conditions.

HIDA Scan

HIDA scan looks at the function of the liver and gallbladder.

Lacrimal Scan

A lacrimal scan helps identify if there are any blockages in the tear ducts of the eyes.

Meckels’s Scan

A Meckel’s scan looks for active gastric mucosa (stomach tissue) in the intestine which may cause a patient to bleed.

MIBG Scan

A MIBG scan helps identify and localize certain abnormal tissues and tumours. These tissues are mostly associated with the neuroendocrine system.

Tekrotyd Scan

A Tekrotide scan helps identify and localize certain abnormal tissues associated with neuro-endocrine diseases

Parathyroid Scan

A Parathyroid scan is used to localize abnormal hyper-functioning Parathyroid glands

Renogram

A Renogram looks at the function of your kidneys, by assessing the perfusion, uptake and concentration, and excretion of the injected radiotracer.

Sentinel Node Scan

A sentinel node scan identifies the first lymphatic node or nodes of the lymphatic node or nodes of the lymphatic pathway from the primary tumour. This will help the Surgeons to locate and remove only the required lymphatic nodes. The scan will be done either on the day of your surgery or the day before depending on your surgery time and agenda scheduling.

Thyroid Scan

A Thyroid scan looks at the function of the thyroid gland in your neck. Additionally, with the Thyroid scan, one can also assess the significance of Thyroid nodules.

Lung VQ Scan

A lung VQ scan looks at the air supply and blood supply to the lungs. It determines the likelihood of having a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lung. Additionally, a VQ scan can also be used to assess lung function.