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Planning ahead:

  • Arrive at the hospital 30 minutes before your exam is scheduled. Ask the scheduler what time that is.

Bring with you to the hospital when you come for your test:

  • Complete list of medications you are currently taking – name and dosage of each medication, and when you take it.
  • Written physician’s order for the test.

On the day of the test:

  • Come in through the main entrance of Mon Health Medical Center, then down the hallway to the Radiology Services registration desk.
  • Plan to be at the hospital for approximately three hours.

During the test:

  • You will have an IV started and an imaging agent injected into it. Imaging will begin 10 to 15 minutes later.
  • A large camera will be placed over your neck and chest area. Four images will be taken with you lying on your back. Each image takes about 10 minutes.
  • After waiting one to two hours, four more images will be taken for comparison.

Or call the Mon Health Nuclear Medicine Department at (304) 598-1280.

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