Meckel’s Scan

This exam evaluates for a Meckel’s diverticulum. A Meckel’s diverticulum is a small outpouching of the intestinal wall toward the end of the small intestine. This out pouching can have stomach-like lining in it, which can secrete acid just like the stomach does. This acid can cause pain or bleeding in some patients.

You will be asked to have nothing by mouth for 4 hours before the study.

Imaging starts immediately after injection of the radiopharmaceutical into your vein. The exam will take about an hour.