SPECT-CT. The technique makes it possible to evaluate the form, dimensions and location of an organ in relation to standard topographic reference points, the number of functional cells of liver reticuloendothelium, as well as to assess the distribution of the pharmaceutical within liver tissues to identify various disorders (chronic hepatites, cirrhoses, etc.).
A functional study of the hepatobiliary system enables physicians to assess the functional activity of hepatocytes, the status of bile-excreting ducts and the function of gall bladder.
A dynamic radiological examination enables diagnostic of:
- inflammatory and metabolism disorders of liver and gall bladder;
- obstruction of bile-excreting ducts and gall stone disease;
- functional disorder of gall bladder;
- inflammation of bile-excreting ducts and bile duct cysts;
- anomalies and developmental defects of the biliary system, abdominal syndrome of unidentified etiology.
Postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) is an abnormal condition, a dysfunction of Oddi's sphincter resulting from a surgical operation of gall bladder removal which occurs immediately after the operation or after some time. Dynamic hepatobiliary system scintigraphy is a highly informative method of identification of this pathology. This is a minimally invasive diagnostic technique which is immediately available, physiologically compatible and has virtually no contraindications.
Liver tomography makes it possible to evaluate the form, dimensions and location of the organ in relation to standard topographic reference points, the number of functional cells of liver reticuloendothelium, as well as to assess the distribution of the pharmaceutical in liver tissues to identify various disorders (chronic hepatites, cirrhoses, etc.).
THE PROCEDURE OF RADIONUCLIDE LIVER EXAMINATION
Before the procedure, a radiopharmaceutical agent is administered to the patient. Some time after that, radioisotopic examination (scintigraphy or SPECT-CT) results are recorded and analyzed.
- hypersensitivity to the active substance or excipients;
- febrile conditions;
Relative contraindications: breast feeding.
PREPARING FOR THE TEST
The test is performed on an empty stomach (fasting for at least four hours).
HOW CAN I HAVE THE EXAMINATION AT THE CENTER?
To be eligible for the examination, you will need a referral from your physician.
- Call the Contact Center or the Isotope Laboratory at the numbers (8 (017) 543-42-23 and 8 (017) 543-42-19, from 8:00 till 14:00 during the weekdays to make a reservation.
- Be at the Center at the appointed time.
- Fill in and sign a paid service contract at the Reception.
- Pay the bill at the RCMC pay office, or through the ERIP electronic payment system.
- Collect the examination report and the Isotope Laboratory report.