Effect of patient positioning on liver size estimation

M. L. Jackson, L. Zuckier, C. R. Goldfarb, F. Ongseng

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Abstract

Technetium sulfur colloid imaging is widely regarded as a simple, accurate technique for the evaluation of liver size. Although numerous strategies have been proposed for standardizing measurements, none has considered the possibility of a variation depending on whether the patient is imaged erect or recumbent. We imaged several patients in both positions and observed an apparent increase in the vertical length of the liver from supine to upright. We confirmed this by demonstrating a significant increase in the vertical length of both the right and left lobes in a majority of 55 patients imaged in both positions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1632-1634
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume27
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Jackson, M. L., Zuckier, L., Goldfarb, C. R., & Ongseng, F. (1986). Effect of patient positioning on liver size estimation. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 27(10), 1632-1634.

Effect of patient positioning on liver size estimation. / Jackson, M. L.; Zuckier, L.; Goldfarb, C. R.; Ongseng, F.

In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 10, 01.12.1986, p. 1632-1634.

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Jackson, ML, Zuckier, L, Goldfarb, CR & Ongseng, F 1986, 'Effect of patient positioning on liver size estimation', Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 27, no. 10, pp. 1632-1634.
Jackson ML, Zuckier L, Goldfarb CR, Ongseng F. Effect of patient positioning on liver size estimation. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1986 Dec 1;27(10):1632-1634.
Jackson, M. L. ; Zuckier, L. ; Goldfarb, C. R. ; Ongseng, F. / Effect of patient positioning on liver size estimation. In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1986 ; Vol. 27, No. 10. pp. 1632-1634.
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