Fairfax Radiological Consultants

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Meckel’s Scan

What is a Meckel’s Scan?

A Meckel’s Scan is a Nuclear Medicine test that may be used to diagnose abnormal tissue in the small intestine.

Common Questions

  • Why would my doctor recommend a Meckel’s Scan?

    An imaging test may be ordered if your child experiences discomfort in the stomach or bloody stool. A Meckel’s scan is used to detect Meckel’s Diverticulum. Meckel’s Diverticulum is a small, abnormal pocket that forms in the wall of a child’s small intestine. Meckel’s Diverticulum often contains the same tissue as the stomach or pancreas, which can be the source of unexplained blood in stool.

  • What can I expect during a Meckel’s Scan?

    If your child is scheduled to receive a Meckel’s scan, they will be advised not to consume any food at least six hours prior to imaging. Your child’s doctor may prescribe medication to take prior to the exam. Your child will be administered imaging material and imaged initially for 60 minutes. Additional images may be obtained.

  • How do I schedule a Meckel’s Scan with Fairfax Radiology?

    Please have your written physician order and insurance information in hand when scheduling your appointment.

    Online: Click here to request an appointment.

    Scheduling Department Phone: 703.698.4488

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6p.m. 
     

  • When are appointments offered for a Meckel’s Scan?

    For your convenience, appointments are available at multiple locations. Learn more about each location.

Available at the following locations

Fairfax Radiology Center at Heritage

Fairfax Radiology Center at Heritage

8926 Woodyard Road
Suites 301, 401 & 502
Clinton, MD 20735
United States

Tel
301.856.3670
Fax
301.868.0129
Fairfax Radiology Center at Patuxent

Fairfax Radiology Center at Patuxent

230 W. Dares Beach Road
Suites 100 & 106
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
United States

Tel
301.855.9754
Fax
301.855.1367
Fairfax Radiology Center at Pembrooke

Fairfax Radiology Center at Pembrooke

11335 Pembrooke Square Medical Center
Suites 101, 104, 113, 114 & 116
Waldorf, MD 20603
United States

Tel
301.870.8434
Fax
301.870.5327
Fairfax Radiology Center at Prosperity

Fairfax Radiology Center at Prosperity

8503 Arlington Boulevard 
Suite LL-100 (US, X-Ray, Nuc Med) 
Suite LL-110 (CT) 
Fairfax, Virginia, 22031

Tel
703.698.9600
Fax
703.698.5609
Fairfax Radiology Center of Sterling

Fairfax Radiology Center of Sterling

4 Pidgeon Hill Drive
Sterling, VA 20165
United States

Tel
703.450.5800
Fax
703.450.0495