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    The inauguration of the NKTI-Baxter Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Center of Excellence was held last February 23, 2021 at the NKTI. The center is a two-storey warehouse for PD dialysis solutions and accessories. Facilities include areas for patient training and clinical management as well as a queuing system to make the process of claiming these lifesaving fluids more efficient for PD patients.
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Hepatobiliary Scintigrapahy

Indication:

  • To diagnose acute cholecystitis, acute acalculous cholecystitis, biliary atresia, postoperative leaks , common duct obstruction, postcholecystectomy syndrome cystic duct remnant, sphincter of Odi dysfunction.

Patient Preparations:

  • Written request from the physician is needed. An appointment schedule is made personally or through the phone.

  • 4 hours fasting prior to study

  • For pediatric patient , an I.V. line is inserted ( c/o pediatric residents or fellow). Appropriate immobilization equipment should be available ( i.e. sand bag ) to reduce patient motion. Sedation / anaesthesia maybe employed for cooperative patient.

Pertinent Information:

  • Results of physical exams, laboratory test ( bilirubin, liver enzyme levels) and gall bladder and abdominal ultrasound.

  • List of medications

When to Arrive:

  • You should arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. This allows time for you to complete any necessary paper work, change your clothes for your scan and answer questions from our technologist about your medical history before we start your scan.

Clothing/Metallic Objects:

  • For all Nuclear Medicine procedures, you most likely will change into a hospital gown. Our changing area is private and there is a secure locker for your clothes. It is best, however, if you leave valuable items at home. If you are wearing anything metallic, such as jewelry, glasses, dentures etc. that might interfere with the Nuclear Scan.

Examination Time:

  • 1 hour

  • up to 4 hours if necessary

Points of Emphasis:

  • The radioisotope, although radioactive, is harmless and emits less radiation than the standard x-ray.

  • Hydrate patient with 3-4 glasses of water after the injection of isotope to increase circulation.

  • Notify doctor/ Technologists if pregnant