Clinique Générale - Beaulieu

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Clinique des Grangettes

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Digestive investigations

Scintigraphy looking for a digestive haemorrhage

Preparation
None.

The process
The examination takes place in 1 session.
Intravenous injection followed by the imaging (duration: 2 hr).
During the examination under the camera please remain motionless.

Main clinical indications

  • Looking for a digestive haemorrhage

Principle
The imaging is based on the extravasation of radiolabelled red blood cells visualised in the form of an increased activity at the site of the digestive haemorrhage. This examination allows the imaging of a bleeding most of the time intermittent or of low flow over a prolonged period of up to 24 hr.

Right colonic digestive haemorrhage (reproduced by kind permission of the HUG).