What is it?
This test is used to detect blockages in the arteries and lung airways.
What do I need to do?
Please bring a valid OHIP Card to your appointment. If you do not have an OHIP Card, please bring another form of government issued ID such as (Drivers License, Passport, or another provincial health card). Please also bring a signed requisition from your physician and arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in. The receptionist will verify your information and admit you for the procedure.
No special preparation is required for this procedure.
What can I expect the day of the test?
Arrive 15 minutes early to allow the reception team to check you in for your procedure. Your technologist will then bring you into the nuclear medicine suite and conduct a brief patient interview to determine specifics about the reason for your visit. After that brief interview, your technologist will have you inhale a small amount of radioactive gas that assesses the flow of air into the lungs. You will then be imaged on the gamma camera. After that, your technologist will then inject you with a small amount of radioactive tracer to image the blood flow to the lungs.
how long will it take?
This procedure takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
How long will it take for the results to get to my family physician?
Your results will be ready in 24 hours.
For more information about the nuclear medicine bone scan please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416.284744 ext 2 and speak to one of our technologists.