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Gallium-67 scanning for detection of alveolitis in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis.
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PMID:  9206097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate 67Gallium scanning for the detection of alveolitis in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 67Ga scintigraphy was performed in 14 patients with IPF (age: mean +/- s = 58.3 +/- 10.3 years), 13 patients with sarcoidosis (age: mean +/- s = 46.9 +/- 9.0 years) and 11 controls (age: mean +/- s = 44.0 +/- 10.5 years). RESULTS: Lung/thigh ratio was respectively 3.18 +/- 0.07 in IPF, 3.12 +/- 0.94 in sarcoidosis and 2.11 +/- 0.26 in controls. IPF and sarcoidosis groups had a significantly higher lung/thigh ratio comparing with the control group (P < 0.05). Three patients received 67Ga scanning examination after corticosteroid therapy and the 67Ga uptake decreased. CONCLUSIONS: The 67Ga scintigraphy is useful in monitoring the activity and extent of alveolitis.
S Jin; G Wang; B He; M Zhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-30     Completed Date:  1997-07-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  CHINA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Respiratory Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital, Beijing Medical University.
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MeSH Terms
Gallium Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Alveoli / radionuclide imaging
Pulmonary Fibrosis / radionuclide imaging*
Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary / radionuclide imaging*
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gallium Radioisotopes

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