[The role of gallium-67 citrate scintigraphy in Crohn's disease].

  title={[The role of gallium-67 citrate scintigraphy in Crohn's disease].},
  author={Yuki Saito and Tokiyoshi Ayabe and Tamio Aburano and Noriyuki Shuke and T Takashio and Takashi Yamada and Daisuke Yoshikawa and Kouhei Kawaguchi and S Touyama and Hideo Yoshida},
  journal={Kaku igaku. The Japanese journal of nuclear medicine},
  volume={32 4},
We investigated the usefulness of gallium scintigraphy and its importance in the choice of a treatment method for Crohn's disease. The subjects for the study were 30 patients diagnosed as Crohn's disease. After intravenous injections of 67Ga-citrate 111 MBq, planar and SPECT images were taken at 48 and 72 hrs. The overall positive rate was 42.1%, and among the positive cases, 78.6% required surgical treatment. On the other hand, surgical treatment was only performed in 18.8% of the negative… CONTINUE READING