Scans To Detect Stomach Problems

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An RBC nuclear scan uses small amounts of radioactive material to mark (tag) red blood cells (RBCs). Your body is then scanned to determine the location of the cells and to see how they move through the body.

See: Nuclear ventriculography


How the test is performed

The exact procedure may vary slightly depending on the reason for the scan.

The RBCs are tagged with radioisotope in 1 of 2 ways.

The first method involves removing blood from a vein. The red blood cells are separated from the...

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