Lung Inflammation

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Lung gallium scan is a type of nuclear scan that uses radioactive gallium (Ga) to identify swelling (inflammation) in the lungs.


Alternative Names

Gallium 67 lung scan; Lung scan; Gallium scan - lung; Scan - lung


How the test is performed

Gallium is injected into a vein. The scan will be taken 6 - 24 hours after the gallium is injected. (Test time depends on whether your condition is acute or chronic.)

During the test, you lie on a table that moves underneath a scanner called a gamma...

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