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 1/2/2017
Updated by: Jason Levy, MD, Northside Radiology Associates, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.