Milk Scan

  • Preparation for the scan is required. Please contact our practice.
  • A small amount of tracer is introduced into  milk.
  • The baby is scanned while being bottle-fed.

Used to examine:

Gastro-oesophageal reflux in babies Transit time in babies Lung aspiration in babies

Child (0 - 4 years old):

Waiting time before scan: Immediately, after 1 hour, 3 hours and 24 hours
Scan duration: 30 min (dynamic scan) and 20 min (for each static scan)

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.


  • 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)