Who Has Done A Muga Scan?

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Ynkefan31
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   Posted 11/21/2005 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have, can you tell me what it entails?  That's next for me.

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coopfesta
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   Posted 11/21/2005 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Had it done at Orange Regional.  You have to have something injected and then you are scanned an hour or so later, if I remember correctly.  I remember I was concerned because I'm alergic to CT dye, but they said the thing they are injecting you with is nothing like the dye.  I didn't have a problem with it.  It's routine to get it done before starting the "A" chemo, I think.
 
Hope this helped.
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barkyboys
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   Posted 11/21/2005 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
It was a very long time ago, but I remember it as being much like a bone scan....lie still and watch your heart beating away on the monitor for awhile...seems like it was 20 minutes or so??? I think our friend Luci has more experience with it than anyone here.

Anyway, it's not a hard test to get through.

Lots of luck for good results.

Love and hugs...'
BEV

chantry31
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   Posted 11/21/2005 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Vicky, a muga scan is to check if your heart is ok to go through with the Adrymicin. They inject you with a radioactive material (I was told not to hold my daughter for any extended period of time for about a day), and then they take various pictures of your heart. It took about two hours, from the time they did the injection to finish. You have to stay still, but it's an easier test than an MRI. Hope this helps.

Chantry
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Tavish
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   Posted 11/21/2005 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes, this was an easy test...and relaxing too! I recall staying in my street clothes and lying on the table...nearly fell asleep! I also recall the needle for the injection was so very tiny that I hardly felt it at all.

 

L&H,

Lori



grammy
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   Posted 11/21/2005 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Vicky,
A Muga scan is very easy the hard part is sitting around for a hour after the injection. I am having my 3rd muga scan tomorrow.
stay well
Donna

DiVanDyke
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   Posted 11/26/2005 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Yes, it's very easy. And, if they can get that needle in me it must have been very, very, small. Hope you get good results, Hugs, Di

wackygal
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   Posted 11/26/2005 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
hey Vicky, good to see you... (((HUG)))... the muga scan was just like they said... radioactive tracer injected, i was also told not to hug my kids for a day... but the test was similar to a bone scan. you just lie there for a couple different 20 minute sets if i recall correctly.  let us know how it turns out.... thinking of you !
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stef
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