M B Brachman

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Correlation of radioiodine (131I) scans and serum thyroglobulin (Tg) concentrations were performed in the follow-up of 85 differentiated thyroid cancer patients who had undergone total thyroidectomy. Tg results were also compared with the control group of 33 thyroidectomized patients with no evidence of thyroid carcinoma and normal values for Tg(More)
UNLABELLED We performed this study in an attempt to reconcile the differences with respect to 67Ga uptake as a function of tumor grade and type in the literature, as well as to determine the sensitivity of 201Tl uptake in both Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. METHODS Thirty-six (9 with low-grade lymphoma, 11 with intermediate-grade lymphoma, 4 with(More)
The relative efficacy of 99mTc sulfur colloid and in vitro-labeled 99mTc red blood cells in detecting and localizing gastrointestinal hemorrhage was evaluated in a prospective tandem study of 100 patients referred for suspicion of gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage. Thirty-eight true-positive scintigrams were obtained with 99mTc red blood cells, whereas(More)
Palpable mass abnormalities of the breast are often difficult to evaluate mammographically, especially in patients with fibrocystic change and dense breasts. The current study evaluates 201TI scintigraphy as a potential test in detecting malignancy and in differentiating malignant from benign masses. Eighty-one female patients underwent thallium(More)
Twenty-four patients with differentiated thyroid cancer were studied with diagnostic I-131 neck chest scans after having undergone bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy and initial I-131 therapy with either 30- or 100-mCi doses. With an endogenous stimulation protocol, follow-up studies were performed with neck and chest scans using 2 and 10 mCi I-131. A 400%(More)
Radionuclide hepatobiliary imaging is a useful procedure for the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. Visualization of the gallbladder essentially rules out acute cholecystitis. Nonvisualization suggests acute cholecystitis but may also be associated with chronic gallbladder disease or other conditions. We recently observed five patients in whom a rim of(More)
The regional distribution of [99mTc]DTPA aerosol was compared with that of 133Xe (n = 30) and krypton (n = 24) in a group of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. All patients had an aerosol study using a recently available commercial generator system, a ventilation study with one of the gases, and perfusion imaging. Regional information was assessed(More)
Focal I-131 accumulation is generally a reliable indicator of functioning thyroid tissue or a differentiated thyroid cancer metastasis. Normal accumulation of activity may be seen in areas such as the intestinal tract, liver, and salivary glands. This report describes a patient with significant accumulation of I-131 in the right upper quadrant of the(More)
A case of a ventilation-perfusion mismatch seen post-operatively in a patient with chest pain is reported. There was absence of perfusion to the right lung, with relatively normal ventilation. The study was initially interpreted as indicating a high probability of pulmonary embolus. It was then discovered that the injection had been inadvertently made into(More)