Quantitation of abnormal 67Ga uptake in pulmonary interstitial vascular disease–a new test to detect diffuse lung disease.

Title

Quantitation of abnormal 67Ga uptake in pulmonary interstitial vascular disease–a new test to detect diffuse lung disease.

Creator

Demeter S L; Cordasco E M; MacIntyre W; O'Donnell J; Golish J A; Feiglin D H; Saha G B; Stepanitis J

Publisher

Angiology

Date

1990
1990-12

Description

Gallium 67 has been used as a modality to diagnose and follow the clinical course of diseases such as tumors, infections, inflammatory disorders, and interstitial lung disease. It has been appreciated, however, that mild to moderate changes in scan activity, when these disorders are followed over time, are less than optimal. SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) scanning is a new technique designed to obviate this problem. SPECT scanning utilizes computer acquisition to provide three-dimensional scanning and the additional benefit of colorization to aid in discerning differences of uptake. SPECT scanning was performed on 22 patients with interstitial lung disease of various etiologies. Additionally, 7 patients had follow-up SPECT scanning to determine their response to treatment. Two patients are presented as examples.

Subject

*Gallium Radioisotopes; *Tomography; Emission-Computed; Female; Humans; Lung/diagnostic imaging; Male; Middle Aged; Pulmonary Fibrosis/*diagnostic imaging/etiology; Radiography; Single-Photon

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1023–1028

Issue

12

Volume

41

Citation

Demeter S L; Cordasco E M; MacIntyre W; O'Donnell J; Golish J A; Feiglin D H; Saha G B; Stepanitis J, “Quantitation of abnormal 67Ga uptake in pulmonary interstitial vascular disease–a new test to detect diffuse lung disease.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4783.

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