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Observations on the clinical value of emission tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6967107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data comparing emission computed tomography (ECT), transmission computed tomography (TCT), and radionuclide scintigraphy suggest that in many patients more accurate diagnostic information may be available from emission tomography. ECT was performed during a 4-mo period on 200 of 235 patients referred for brain scans. The data suggest that ECT has a 10% greater sensitivity than scintigraphy, and better specificity. The accuracy of ECT was comparable to that of TCT performed in this group of patients. Selected cases demonstrate areas in which ECT improved lesion detection.
T C Hill; R D Lovett; B J McNeil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; 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:  21     ISSN:  0161-5505     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nucl. Med.     Publication Date:  1980 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-23     Completed Date:  1980-09-23     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:  613-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / radionuclide imaging*
Brain Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging,  secondary
Cerebrovascular Disorders / radionuclide imaging
False Negative Reactions
False Positive Reactions
Hematoma / radionuclide imaging
Hematoma, Subdural / radionuclide imaging
Skull / radionuclide imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed*

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