Radionuclide-anesthetic flow study: a new technique for the study of regional anesthesia.


A new technique to study the dynamics of in vivo distribution of regional anesthetics is described. Five hundred microcuries of technetium-99m diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) added to the anesthetic in a syringe prior to injection allows both dynamic and static imaging to assess the initial distribution of the injected anesthetic. Superimposed… (More)