Concentration of 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine in left and right liver lobes. Findings indicate regional differences in function in the normal liver.


PURPOSE Normal radioactivity in the liver is often shown to be higher in the left lobe than in the right lobe at clinical examination by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (123I-MIBG). Our objective was to determine whether this represents a pathological condition. MATERIAL AND METHODS The distribution of… (More)