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Title: False-positive studies in early 67Ga-citrate scintigraphy

Abstract

Two cases of false-positive early 67Ga-citrate scintigraphs are presented. In both cases, the initial accumulation of the radiotracer in the region of the right iliac fossa could not be substantiated on the delayed study. It is suggested that the results of an early gallium scan be interpreted cautiously, especially when any apparent abnormality is within the region of the normal colonic anatomy. A delayed study should be performed whenever possible.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Veterans Administration Hospital, Buffalo, NY
OSTI Identifier:
5614286
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Clin. Nucl. Med.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; GALLIUM 67; SCINTISCANNING; LIVER; ERRORS; SMALL INTESTINE; CITRATES; GALLIUM COMPOUNDS; PATIENTS; TIME DEPENDENCE; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CARBOXYLIC ACID SALTS; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; GALLIUM ISOTOPES; GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT; GLANDS; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTESTINES; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics

Citation Formats

Donoghue, G.D., Steinbach, J.J., and Lee, J.Y. False-positive studies in early 67Ga-citrate scintigraphy. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1097/00003072-197902000-00004.
Donoghue, G.D., Steinbach, J.J., & Lee, J.Y. False-positive studies in early 67Ga-citrate scintigraphy. United States. doi:10.1097/00003072-197902000-00004.
Donoghue, G.D., Steinbach, J.J., and Lee, J.Y. Thu . "False-positive studies in early 67Ga-citrate scintigraphy". United States. doi:10.1097/00003072-197902000-00004.
@article{osti_5614286,
title = {False-positive studies in early 67Ga-citrate scintigraphy},
author = {Donoghue, G.D. and Steinbach, J.J. and Lee, J.Y.},
abstractNote = {Two cases of false-positive early 67Ga-citrate scintigraphs are presented. In both cases, the initial accumulation of the radiotracer in the region of the right iliac fossa could not be substantiated on the delayed study. It is suggested that the results of an early gallium scan be interpreted cautiously, especially when any apparent abnormality is within the region of the normal colonic anatomy. A delayed study should be performed whenever possible.},
doi = {10.1097/00003072-197902000-00004},
journal = {Clin. Nucl. Med.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 4:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}