Testicular scanning and other applications of radionuclide imaging of the genital tract

Letty G. Lutzker, Lionel S. Zuckier

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The major application of nuclear imaging techniques to the genital tract is pertechnatate scintigraphy for evaluation of the acute hemiscrotum. Within a few years of the first descriptions of scrotal imaging, this technique achieved recognition as a valuable, even indispensable, emergency diagnostic procedure in this context; its validity has since been well confirmed in hundreds of reported cases. Because it is an established procedure with widely recognized applications, its discussion will occupy most of this article. Other nuclear procedures, less widely used either because they are investigative or applicable to smaller patient populations, will be more briefly described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-188
Number of pages30
JournalSeminars in nuclear medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1990


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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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