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A prospective double-blind comparison of 99mTc-hydroxymethane diphosphonate (HMDP) and 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate (MDP) as bone-seeking agents was performed with 102 patients. Densitometry showed that both cancellous/compact bone and cancellous bone/soft-tissue ratios were greater with HMDP (p less than 0.05); compact bone/soft-tissue and bone(More)
Decreased perfusion of the left frontal and left temporoparietal cortex has been shown in [123I] HIPDM planar and single photon emission computed tomographic images of a patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) that was proven by brain biopsy and subsequent autopsy. An EEG showed diffuse, periodic discharges most prominent to the left hemisphere.(More)
Biologic gastric emptying time (BGET) was measured in 24 patients with severe diabetes mellitus complicated by vascular damage and peripheral or sensory neuropathy. This population had a BGET of 192 +/- 32.9 min (mean +/- s.e.m. normal 40-85 min). Patients with diabetic gastroenteropathy had prolongation of BGET to 295 +/- 45 (p < 0.05). Metoclopramide(More)
We observed extrarenal abnormalities during renal flow scintigraphy and retrospectively reviewed 90 patient studies to determine the types and frequencies of such abnormal findings. For each routine Tc-99m-DTPA renal flow study, we obtained nine 2-second sequential images, which included the heart, abdominal aorta, spleen and kidneys. Eighty abnormalities,(More)
In the Ga-67 scintigram, most pyogenic liver abscesses appear to be areas of high radiotracer concentration; rarely photon-deficient lesions may also occur. We present a 58-year-old man with sepsis and hepatic abscess, demonstrated by a Tc-99m BIDA study and a computerized tomogram of the body, showing homogenous radiogallium uptake throughout the liver in(More)
Three children with goitrous hypothyroidism had thyroid scans with [Tc-99m] sodium pertechnetate, which showed symmetrically enlarged thyroid glands with uniformly increased activities compared to little activities in the salivary glands and low body background activities. These scan findings, simulating those of Graves' disease, reflect acid trapping of(More)
To evaluate the dual-isotope Schilling test for the diagnosis of pernicious anemia or malabsorption syndrome, 65 studies were selected for clinical correlation. Criteria for pernicious anemia included mean corpuscular volume greater than 100 cu micrometer, serum B12 greater than 100 ng/l, megaloblastic marrow, achlorhydria, reticulocytes greater than 5% on(More)
To evaluate gastric emptying in anorexia nervosa patients, 26 patients (17 females, two males, ranging in age from 13 to 40 yr) with upper GI symptoms ingested 150-200 microCi [99mTc]triethelenetetraamine polysterene resin in cereal and were imaged in the supine position. Data were accumulated at 5 min intervals to obtain the gastric emptying time (GET).(More)
Since the scintillation camera enables us to include lower thorax in the views obtained during Tc-99m colloid imaging of the liver and spleen, intrathoracic pathology may be identified as relatively cold or hot areas in the thoracic cavity. Eighteen patients who underwent Tc-99m sulfur colloid imaging during a one-year period were found to have(More)
Scintigraphic evidence of ascites has been observed in Tc-99m sulfur colloid studies of the liver and spleen, in Tc-99m HIDA hepatobiliary scans, in Ga-67 citrate scans, and in Tc-99m phosphonate bone images. Pleural effusion has been demonstrated in Tc-99m phosphonate bone scintigraphy. The case of a 48-year-old man whose Tc-99m sulfur colloid liver-spleen(More)