Brain - HMPAO

  • Preparation for the scan is required. Please contact our practice.

Used to examine:

The function of the brain to determine signs of dementia, poor circulation of blood in the brain, or epilepsy.


Symptom or Suspected Disease

Signs of dementia Epilepsy Poor circulation in the brain


Adult:

Injection time: 3 to 5 mins
Waiting time before scan: 30 mins - 1 hour
Scan duration: 15 mins

Child (0 - 4 years old)

Injection time: 30 mins (Drip)
Waiting time before scan: 30 mins - 1 hour
Scan duration: 20 mins
Sedation may be necessary


Phone our practice

How to book

Patients will need to be referred to Nuclear Med by a referring doctor. Patients must select the specific scan/study required by their referring doctor and book an appointment at the most convenient location.

Checklist:

  • Medical aid authorisation (referring doctor to provide patient with specific ICD 10 code for medical aid authorisation)
  • Referring doctor’s name and practice number
  • Newly diagnosed oncology patients may need to register for oncology (referring doctor to facilitate registration)