Meckels Scan


What is a Meckels Scan and what does it do?

A Meckles study is used in the localization of a Meckles diverticulum with functioning gastric mucosa.

Who performs the test?

The Meckles study will be performed by a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. The Nuclear Technologist is certified by the NMTCB (Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board), and/or the ARRT (The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists). All of the Nuclear Medicine Technologists at Jackson Hospital are licensed in the state of Florida.

Where does it take place?

The Meckles study will be performed in the Nuclear Medicine Department at Jackson Hospital. This is located in Radiology at the main hospital.

How long does it take?

The total time of the exam is 60 minutes.

What you can do to make it a success?

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Remove any metallic objects before your scan.
  • Bring a copy of your physicians order with you to your appointment.

What to do before your exam?

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Remove any metallic objects before your scan.
  • Bring a copy of your physicians order with you to your appointment.

What happens during your exam?

  • You will be asked to empty your pockets and remove any metallic objects from your person
  • There will be an intravenous injection before the scan is started.
  • You will then lie on the imaging table, and there will be a detector that scans your abdomen.

What to do after your exam?

Your images will be processed after your scan. They will then be submitted to the Radiologist for review and interpretation. The written results will be forwarded to the ordering physician when the radiologist’s report is complete.

Contact Information:

Hospital (main operator): (850) 526-2200
Nuclear Medicine Department: (850) 718-2584
Radiology Department (at hospital): (850) 718-2580