Liver/Spleen Scan

What is a liver/spleen scan?

A liver/spleen scan is a nuclear medicine test. It uses a small amount of radioactive material and a special camera to assess liver function and/or help your physician arrive at a diagnosis. Learn more about liver/spleen scan.

Where is the nuclear medicine department located?

We are located in the inpatient radiology department of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto.

Where should I park?

Park in the main lot in front of the hospital. View a map of the campus.

What entrance should I use?

Enter the hospital through the main entrance. Admissions is to the left as you enter the lobby. View a map of the campus.

What do I need to bring?

Bring a photo ID, your insurance card, and your co-pay (if required).

How should I prepare?

  • Because of radiation exposure, it is vital that you tell us if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are a nursing mother.
  • There are no special dietary restrictions or other preparations for a liver/spleen scan.

What should I expect at my exam appointment?

  • The test takes approximately 45 minutes.
  • A technologist will inject you with a radioactive tracer; you will then wait 15 minutes for the tracer to circulate.
  • During this waiting period, you will be asked to remove any metal that may be in the scanning area.
  • You will lie on the imaging table, and the technologist will take a series of images of your abdominal area.

How will I get my results?

A radiologist will interpret the images, write a report, and deliver the results to your doctor via our internal computer system.

Whom do I call if I need more information?

If you need any other information, call us at 662-772-3128 between the hours of 8 a.m – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Contact Us

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

7601 Southcrest Parkway
Southaven, MS 38671



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