Portosystemic shunting in portal hypertension: evaluation with portal scintigraphy with transrectally administered I-123 IMP.

@article{Kashiwagi1988PortosystemicSI,
  title={Portosystemic shunting in portal hypertension: evaluation with portal scintigraphy with transrectally administered I-123 IMP.},
  author={Toru Kashiwagi and Masayoshi Azuma and Tesshu Ikawa and Tetsuo Takehara and Hiroshi Matsuda and Hiroshi Yoshioka and Natsuki Mitsutani and Tomonobu Koizumi and Katsumi Kimura},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={169 1},
  pages={137-40}
}
Portosystemic shunting was evaluated with rectal administration of iodine-123 iodoamphetamine (IMP) in seven patients without liver disease and 53 patients with liver cirrhosis. IMP (2-3 mCi [74-111 MBq]) was administered to the rectum through a catheter. Images of the chest and abdomen were obtained for up to 60 minutes with a scintillation camera interfaced with a computer. In all patients, images of the liver and/or lungs were observed within 5-10 minutes and became clear with time. In… CONTINUE READING

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