Radionuclide methods of detecting acute gastrointestinal bleeding

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Abstract

It is clinically very important to localize the bleeding site in suspected patients. Current common diagnostic methods are endoscopic, angiographic, and radionuclidic. Of the noninvasive procedures, 99mTc-RBC and 99mTc-colloid methods have gained wide popularity. In our series of a comparative study, the RBC method has been shown to be more accurate than the colloid method. The 99mTc-RBC method should be available as a routine emergency procedure in every large clinical center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-661
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation.
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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  • Medicine(all)

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