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Computerized double-tracer subtraction scanning with gallium-67 citrate in inflammatory diseases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  215729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A gallium-67/technetium-99m subtraction technique was used with a variable weighting factor. That is, each image was separately set to 100%. Varying amounts of the Tc-99m images were subtracted from those of Ga-67. A total of 95 patients who had radiogallium scanning for suspected inflammatory disease were studied by the subtraction technique. Thirty of these patients had abnormal Tc-99m pyrophosphate bone scans, while 20 had abnormal radiogallium abdominal foci; 45 had defects in liver, spleen, or kidney images. The subtraction technique with variable weighting was highly successful in enhancing hot-spot visibility, and in providing information as to the anatomic location of the defect.
V M Dhawan; J J Sziklas; R P Spencer; D A Rich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0161-5505     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nucl. Med.     Publication Date:  1978 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-03-13     Completed Date:  1979-03-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217410     Medline TA:  J Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1297-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / radionuclide imaging
Arthritis, Infectious / radionuclide imaging
Citrates / diagnostic use
Diphosphates / diagnostic use
Gallium Radioisotopes / diagnostic use*
Inflammation / radionuclide imaging*
Kidney Diseases / radionuclide imaging
Liver Abscess / radionuclide imaging
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / radionuclide imaging
Radionuclide Imaging / methods*
Splenic Diseases / radionuclide imaging
Technetium / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Citrates; 0/Diphosphates; 0/Gallium Radioisotopes; 7440-26-8/Technetium

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