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Title: Menstruation. A hazard in radionuclide renal transplant evaluation

Serial Tc-99m DTPA studies were performed to evaluate renal transplant blood flow and function in a 34-year-old woman. A hypervascular pelvic mass with increased blood pool activity was intermittently identified. This hypervascular lesion suggested a pathologic condition of the pelvis, and its blood pool simulated bladder activity, confusing interpretation of renal function. This perplexing vascular lesion was the uterus, with varying degrees of blood flow and blood pool activity depending on the timing of the renal study in relation to the menstrual cycle.
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OSTI Identifier:
5124291
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Clin. Nucl. Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; KIDNEYS; SCINTISCANNING; TRANSPLANTS; BLOOD FLOW; DTPA; ESTROUS CYCLE; RESPONSE MODIFYING FACTORS; TECHNETIUM 99; AMINO ACIDS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; CHELATING AGENTS; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DRUGS; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOPROTECTIVE SUBSTANCES; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 550601* -- Medicine-- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics