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To assist in diagnosing, evaluating, and staging tumors and in detecting areas of infection, inflammation, and abscess.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. If an abdominal abscess or infection is suspected, laxatives or enemas may be ordered before imaging at 48 or 72 hr after the injection. No other radionuclide scans should be scheduled within 24 to 48 hr before this procedure. Protocols may vary among facilities.
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions