Role of Tc-99m IDA scintigraphy in the evaluation of hepatobiliary trauma

Heidi S. Weissmann, K. J.C. Byun, Leonard M. Freeman

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Abstract

Each year approximately 52 million Americans are injured, of which 11 million require hospitalization and 110.000 die. This has an associated health care cost of 3 billion dollars.1-3 Hepatobiliary injuries have always constituted a significant area of involvement. They have become more easily detectable since the advent of technetium-99m analogs of iminodiacetic acid (IDA). Biliary leakage secondary to other causes, such as inflammation, neoplasm, and iatrogenic factors are also well demonstrated in a safe, simple, and rapid manner with radionuclide imaging. The relatively low patient radiation dose that is associated with these procedures permits follow-up studies when necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-222
Number of pages24
JournalSeminars in nuclear medicine
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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