Hospitals & Services
To confirm a suspected haemangioma seen on CT scan.
The patient's red blood cells are labelled with a radiotracer. Haemangiomata are identified as areas of marked RBC pooling.
It is preferable the scan is not done within 4 days of a barium meal or CT contrast of the abdomen.
Images of the liver are acquired 2 ½ - 3 hours after injection.
Very small lesions (1cm) may not be detected with this technique.
SPECT/CT is valuable in providing anatomical localisation.