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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.
- Normal distribution of gallium; some localization of the radionuclide within the liver, spleen, bone, nasopharynx, lacrimal glands, breast, and bowel is expected.
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Gallium Scan." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425092/2/Gallium_Scan.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Gallium Scan. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425092/2/Gallium_Scan. Accessed October 15, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Gallium Scan. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425092/2/Gallium_Scan
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Gallium Scan [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 15]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425092/2/Gallium_Scan.
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