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Liver scan

Liver scan

Overview

After a radioisotope has been injected into a vein, a series of pictures are taken of the liver by a scanner. It is particularly valuable because it can provide information about liver function. It is also used to help confirm other test results.

Review Date 1/13/2013

Updated by: Jason Levy, MD, Northside Radiology Associates, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.