The role of labelled red blood cell scintigraphy in the detection of acute gastrointestinal bleeding.

@article{Khan2000TheRO,
  title={The role of labelled red blood cell scintigraphy in the detection of acute gastrointestinal bleeding.},
  author={O. Khan and Pashaura Singh and Alison Joy Archibald and Paramanand Maharaj},
  journal={The West Indian medical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={
          298-301
        }
}
This paper describes the experience with 99m Technetium labelled red blood cell (99mTc RBC) scintigraphy in twenty-two patients presenting with acute gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding. Studies were positive in thirteen cases--eight from the lower GI tract and five from the upper. The data from surgical intervention were available in ten cases. Scintigraphy cannot diagnose the cause of GI bleeding, as it is a nonspecific study. Its usefulness lies in its ability to accurately diagnose the… CONTINUE READING