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Radionuclide cystography in the investigation of vesicoureteric reflux in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  68180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
50 children with urinary-tract infection and vesicoureteric reflux were investigated by direct radionuclide cystography (R.N.C.). Recent micturating cystourethrograms (M.C.U.) were used as controls. In 37 patients the results of both tests corresponded, 9 patients were M.C.U. positive only, and 4 were R.N.C. positive only. R.N.C. is associated with a considerably lower radiation dose than M.C.U.S. and intravenous urograms, it provides an accurate measurement of residual urine, and is simple to apply with equipment which is readily available. R.N.C. is a useful investigation in the diagnosis and management of reflux and a valuable complement to standard radiographic methods.
Authors:
D L Rothwell; A R Constable; M Albrecht
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1977 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-07-18     Completed Date:  1977-07-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1072-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Child
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Female
Humans
Radiation Dosage
Radionuclide Imaging / methods*
Technetium / diagnostic use
Urinary Bladder*
Urinary Tract Infections / complications
Vesico-Ureteral Reflux / diagnosis*,  etiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-26-8/Technetium

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