In most patients with liver pathology ultrasound is normally performed.
A liver and spleen scan is sometimes requested by your physician in specific cases of liver diseases (e.g. liver cirrhosis, focal nodular hyperplasia etc.)
There is no special preparation.
A small amount of radiotracer is administered intravenously. After a waiting period of about 20 min images will be obtained using a gamma camera. These images normally take about 30 - 60 min.