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Title: The scintigraphic pattern of renal angiomyolipoma

The patterns of renal and gallium scintigraphy in a patient with renal angiomyolipoma are presented. Renal study with Tc-99m DTPA demonstrated a photopenic area in the flow and delayed images. Ga-67 citrate imaging did not show any evidence of increased activity. Although this pattern is also seen in renal cysts, scintigraphy seems to be valuable in the evaluation of angiomyolipoma. It helps differentiate it from renal carcinoma or renal abscess (which may be gallium avid), especially when the tumor is characterized by a paucity of adipose tissue and complicated by hemorrhage, in which case CT and ultrasonographic patterns are not diagnostic.
Authors:
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  1. (SUNY, Stony Brook, NY (USA))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6976324
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Clinical Nuclear Medicine; (USA); Journal Volume: 15:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; KIDNEYS; NEOPLASMS; DIAGNOSIS; ABSCESSES; ADIPOSE TISSUE; CITRATES; DTPA; GALLIUM 67; ISOMERIC NUCLEI; PATIENTS; SCINTISCANNING; TECHNETIUM 99; UROGENITAL SYSTEM DISEASES; AMINO ACIDS; ANIMAL TISSUES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CARBOXYLIC ACID SALTS; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; CHELATING AGENTS; CONNECTIVE TISSUE; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; DRUGS; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; GALLIUM ISOTOPES; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOPROTECTIVE SUBSTANCES; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; TISSUES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 550601* -- Medicine-- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics