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Unexplained abdominal pain after cholecystectomy has been attributed to sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, but no objective diagnostic criteria exist. Biliary excretion was quantitated by computer-assisted cholescintigraphy in 35 postcholecystectomy controls without symptoms, 9 patients with suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (studied before and after(More)
Patients with chronic right upper quadrant pain who do not have gallstones on ultrasound or cholecystography are often referred for surgery for presumed acalculous chronic cholecystitis. We followed 26 patients who had cholecystokinin (CCK) cholescintigraphy for evaluation of chronic right upper quadrant pain without demonstrable gallstones on ultrasound(More)
A 3-D filter was used for restoring SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) images. The 3-D filter is shown to perform better than 2-D methods because it takes into consideration the interslice information in the filtering process and has a relatively space-invariant blur function. The potential of 3-D Wiener and power spectrum equalization(More)
Two radiocolloid preparations, differing in particle size by a factor of 5 to 20, were compared in each of 15 patients. The smaller colloid, measuring less than 80 nm, showed a relative decrease in the calculated target to background ratios for the liver and spleen and an increase for the bone marrow. The increased uptake of the smaller particle in the bone(More)
Radiologic criteria for the diagnosis of gallbladder disease largely rest on the detection of calculi. Surgeons are reluctant to do a cholecystectomy in patients with symptoms of gallbladder disease if the results of sonography or cholecystography are normal. Consequently these patients are often left with no satisfactory treatment. Such patients may have(More)
Thirty-eight children with hip pain of acute onset were studied by bone scintigraphy. Nine patients had diminished radiotracer deposition involving the entire proximal femoral ossification center. This could be related to infarction or compression of the blood supply by a tense joint effusion. Eight of these patients had joint aspiration confirming the(More)
To understand more fully the early bone changes in an experimental model of osteoarthrosis, we quantified periarticular bone mineral density and bone mechanical properties in anterior cruciate ligament transected (ACLX) knee joints (4, 10, 32, and 39 wk post-ACLX) compared with contralateral joints and unoperated normal joints of skeletally mature animals.(More)
Ten patients with disseminated bone metastases, nine from prostatic and one from renal cell carcinoma, were treated with intravenous strontium-89. Half the patients experienced significant improvement in pain control and increased general well-being for an average of 14 weeks. Sequential radiophosphate bone scanning showed decreased activity in lesions(More)
Systemic administration of recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) has been shown to be promising against certain metastatic cancers. However, major side effects, such as pulmonary edema, have limited its widespread use. Although this pulmonary edema has been attributed to a vascular leak syndrome, this hypothesis has not been verified in humans. The purpose of(More)
In a series of 100 patients with a full range of normal to poor renal function it was found, using 99mTC--albumin, that the zone between the superior poles of the kidneys best approximates the vascular pool in the renal areas. It is therefore possible to perform sufficiently accurate background-corrected relative renal function studies with 131I-hippurate(More)