Scintigraphic evaluation of acute lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage: Current status and future Directions

Geoffrey Michael Currie, Hosen Kiat, Janelle M. Wheat

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    Abstract

    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
    Volume45
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

    Keywords

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

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