The complementary role of indium-111 labeled leukocyte imaging, ultrasonography and computed tomography in the evaluation of postoperative infection or abscess.

@article{Uno1987TheCR,
  title={The complementary role of indium-111 labeled leukocyte imaging, ultrasonography and computed tomography in the evaluation of postoperative infection or abscess.},
  author={Kanako Uno and Kazuto Imazeki and Noboru Arimizu and Tomiko Ryu and Kaichi Isono and Yusuke Kitakata and Hamid Kohen and Shuji Uematsu},
  journal={Annals of nuclear medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={27-31}
}
We report our experiences with the combined use of indium-111 labeled leukocyte imaging (In-III WBC scan.), computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography (US) for evaluation of suspected postoperative infection or abscess, and discuss the complementary roles of these modalities. Postoperative abscesses or infections were diagnosed in 9 of 20 patients. All patients were correctly diagnosed by In-111 WBC imaging and 4 patients could not be diagnosed by US because of bowel gas. One false-positive… CONTINUE READING

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