Detection of cardiac calcinosis in hemodialysis patients by whole-body scintigraphy with 99m-technetium methylene diphosphonate.

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A noninvasive method for the diagnosis of cardiac calcinosis, a life-threatening complication in hemodialysis patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), has not, as yet, been firmly established. We tested whether whole body scanning with 99m-technetium methylene diphosphonate (MDP) might visualize cardiac calcinosis. In 19 consecutive chronic… (More)

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@article{Eguchi2000DetectionOC, title={Detection of cardiac calcinosis in hemodialysis patients by whole-body scintigraphy with 99m-technetium methylene diphosphonate.}, author={Mariko Eguchi and Kazufumi Tsuchihashi and Hajime Takizawa and Nobuo Nakahara and Masatoshi Hagiwara and Hiroaki Ohnishi and Tsuyoshi Torii and Akiyoshi Hashimoto and S Marusaki and Tomoaki Nakata and Nobuyuki Ura and Kazuaki Shimamoto}, journal={American journal of nephrology}, year={2000}, volume={20 4}, pages={278-82} }