Machaba Mike Sathekge

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A young semi-comatose male patient was investigated using 99mTc hexamethyl-propylene amine oxime (99mTc HMPAO) brain single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) before and after administration of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) agonist zolpidem. It was observed that 15 minutes after application of the drug the patient awoke from his semi-comatose(More)
BACKGROUND Most thyroid centers use fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and technetium-99m pertechnetate for the preoperative assessment of thyroid nodules. This approach is sufficient in most cases other than follicular neoplasm, and follicular carcinoma is more common than papillary carcinoma in developing countries such as in our center. Technetium(More)
UNLABELLED We sought to determine whether PET/CT imaging with (68)Ga-citrate could be of value in distinguishing benign from malignant lung pathology in a setting with a high prevalence of granulomatous diseases. METHODS Thirty-six consecutive patients with indeterminate lung lesions prospectively underwent dual time point (60 and 120 min) (68)Ga-citrate(More)
Introduction: A 37-year-old man was referred for PET/CT with the following diagnostic challenge: a longstanding smoking history, histologically confirmed TB and sarcoidosis with worsening chest-related symptoms and a non-responsive right upper lobe lung lesion (as detected on CT). Materials and Methods: PET/CT imaging was performed with F-FDG and followed(More)
Eleven patients with histologically proven fibrous dysplasia (biopsy) were imaged with 3-phase bone scanning, using 99mTc-MDP. Ten had monostotic and one had polyostotic fibrous dysplasia. The perfusion (phase I) and uptake (phase III) of monostotic lesions was compared to the normal contralateral side and the rest of the skeleton was inspected for other(More)
Craniopagus twinning is a rare congenital abnormality, occurring at a frequency of 4-6 per 10 million births. A case is reported in which separation was successful for both twins. The importance of pre-operative radionuclide assessment of crucial organ function (liver, kidneys, heart, brain) and crossed circulation is stressed. The scintigraphic results(More)
OBJECTIVES To review our experience and assess the role of TC99m MIBI thyroid scintigraphy in patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma. DESIGN Cross sectional descriptive study comparing the results of TC99m MIBI and TC99m pertechnetate scintigraphy with histology. SETTING Ga-Rankuwa Hospital, a tertiary referral centre, MEDUNSA, South(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) with [F-18]-fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) has a well established and growing role in the management of most lymphomas. The interpretation of FDG PET scans in HIV positive patients is however challenging. This is largely due to scan changes giving a higher likelihood of false positive studies from both the direct effects of(More)
Bacterial infections have always been, and still are, a major global healthcare problem. For accurate treatment it is of upmost importance that the location(s), severity, type of bacteria, and therapeutic response can be accurately staged. Similar to the recent successes in oncology, tracers specific for molecular imaging of the disease may help advance(More)
AIM The goal of the study is to correlate serum calcium levels with the results of dual-phase (99m)Tc-sestamibi parathyroid scintigraphy to find the best cut-off level of the serum calcium that correlates with a positive presurgery. METHODS In 111 patients, serum calcium and plasma parathormone (PTH) levels were compared with the results of the(More)