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Gallium scan

Gallium scan

Gallium scan: A gallium scan is a test that uses radioactive material (gallium) to search for sources of infection in the body.

Gallium scan: Other Names

Other names for Gallium scan include:

  • Ga. Scan
  • Liver gallium scan
  • Bony gallium scan

Symptoms Associated with Gallium scan

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Gallium scan:

Diseases Associated with Gallium scan

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Gallium scan:

Descriptions of Gallium scan

Gallium scan: A procedure to detect areas of the body where cells are dividing rapidly. It is used to locate cancer cells or areas of inflammation. A very small amount of radioactive gallium is injected into a vein and travels through the bloodstream. The gallium is taken up by rapidly dividing cells in the bones, tissues, and organs and is detected by a scanner.
Source: National Institute of Health

Basic Information: Gallium scan

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