False-Positive Technetium 99m Depreotide Scintigraphy Resulting from Round Atelectasis

Linda P. Thomas, Antonio G. Balingit, David S. Morison, Matthew D. Gilman

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The authors report two cases of round atelectasis that showed increased accumulation of technetium (Tc) 99m depreotide on planar and single photon emission computed tomographic scintigraphy. It should be considered that round atelectasis is a potential nonmalignant cause for positive 99mTc depreotide scintigraphy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Depreotide
  • Neotect
  • Round atelectasis
  • Scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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