Liver and Spleen Scan
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Liver and spleen scintigraphy, radionuclide liver scan, spleen scan.
To visualize and assess the liver and spleen related to tumors, inflammation, cysts, abscess, trauma, and portal hypertension.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. No other radionuclide tests should be scheduled within 24 to 48 hr before this procedure. Protocols may vary among facilities.
- Normal size, contour, position, and function of the liver and spleen.
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
Timely notification to the requesting health-care provider (HCP) of any critical findings and related symptoms is a role expectation of the professional nurse. A listing of these findings varies among facilities.
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Liver and Spleen 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/425240/all/Liver_and_Spleen_Scan.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Liver and Spleen Scan. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425240/all/Liver_and_Spleen_Scan. Accessed September 15, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Liver and Spleen Scan. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425240/all/Liver_and_Spleen_Scan
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Liver and Spleen Scan [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 September 15]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425240/all/Liver_and_Spleen_Scan.
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