Your cardiac CT scan

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What is a cardiac CT scan?CT stands for Computerised Tomography. A CT scanner is a ‘doughnut shaped’ machine that uses x rays to produce more in depth images of the body. Instead of producing a single picture like an x ray, the scanner produces many pictures in ‘slices’ through the body. To produce the pictures, an x ray machine inside …

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Samarium 153 therapy

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What is Samarium Therapy?We would like to treat the pain in your bones caused by your illness. Samarium 153 Quadramet® localises in all the areas where you are experience bone pain. It remains in these regions for many weeks, utilising ionising radiation to provide pain relief. If you have had chemotherapy or external beam radiotherapy in the last six weeks …

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HIDA scan

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What is a HIDA scan? HIDA scan is an examination of the gall bladder and associated ducts around the liver. Can I have a HIDA scan if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?If there is a possibility that you are pregnant or if you are currently breastfeeding please inform the department before your appointment as we will likely have to re-schedule. …

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Lacrimal scan

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What is a Lacrimal scan?A lacrimal scan is a diagnostic procedure to determine how well your nasolacrimal ducts (also known as tear ducts) are functioning and their anatomical appearance. Your doctor may request this scan if you have dry eye syndrome or excessively watery eyes. Can I have a lacrimal scan if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?If there is a …

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Sentinel node scan (melanoma)

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What is a sentinel node scan for melanoma?The sentinel lymph node scan is a scan to identify the first few lymph nodes into which a tumour drains. These are called sentinel nodes. The scan is done by injecting two to four times around the excision scar with a radioactive substance. Imaging is then performed to show the lymph nodes that …

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