Scintigraphic evaluation of acute lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage

Current status and future Directions

Geoffrey Michael Currie, Hosen Kiat, Janelle M. Wheat

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    This review examines the role and limitations of scintigraphic evaluation in acute lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage. A detailed discussion of methods for improving diagnostic outcomes is provided. Techniques and recommendations are offered for optimization of red blood cell scintigraphy for earlier detection and more accurate localization of acute lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)92-99
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


    • scintigraphy
    • GIT bleed
    • GIT hemorrhage
    • 99 mTc RBC

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