Abscess scan - radioactive

Radioactive abscess scan; Abscess scan; Indium scan; Indium-labeled white blood cell scan; WBC scan

A radioactive scan detects abscesses or infections in the body by using a radioactive material. An abscess occurs when pus collects due to an infection.

How the Test is Performed

How to Prepare for the Test

How the Test will Feel

Why the Test is Performed

Normal Results

What Abnormal Results Mean