Dr MJ (Ria) Bester

NUCLEAR MEDICINE SPECIALISTS

Liver and Spleen Scan

Why is it performed?

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.)

How does it work?

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.

Liver and spleen

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DR MJ (RIA) BESTER

Dr Ria Bester is a nuclear medicine specialist based in Bellville, Cape Town. Dedicated to the practice of nuclear medicine and its benefits, Dr Bester and her team are able to provide patients with a wide range of services.
These include skeletal scans, infection imaging, thyroid scans, gastric emptying, "milk scans" to evaluate gastro-oesophageal reflux in children, hepato-biliary scans, blood volume studies, renograms and renal scans, as well as lung, cardiac and sentinel node scans in patients with breast carcinoma and melanoma.

CONTACT

Bellville:
Tel:
021-945 3420 / 021-945 3421
Fax: 021-945 3430

Goodwood:
Tel:
021 595-1201 Fax: 021-595 1204

Email: ria@riabester.co.za
Accounts: accounts@riabester.co.za