Subcutaneous injection of 99mTc-pertechnetate for neonatal thyroid scintigraphy.


A 9-day-old female infant with congenital hypothyroidism presented for thyroid scintigraphy. Multiple attempts including the "intravenous team" failed to establish peripheral access for administration of 99mTc-pertechnetate. We administered 99mTc-pertechnetate subcutaneously into the upper arm. Rapid absorption (85% of the dose in 20 minutes) was documented… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000000251


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