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Miscalculated Lung Shunt Fraction for Planning of Hepatic Radioembolization.

Authors
  • Caskey, Justin S1
  • Kay, Matthew Derek1
  • McMillan, Natalie A1
  • Kuo, Phillip H1
  • Woodhead, Gregory J2
  • 1 University of Arizona College of Medicine, United States. , (United States)
  • 2 University of Arizona, United States. , (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Publisher
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Publication Date
Dec 06, 2019
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2967/jnmt.119.234385
PMID: 31811062
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Yttrium-90 radioembolization is a safe and efficacious treatment option for many patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. Potential candidates for radioembolization, based on clinical criteria, undergo technetium-99m labeled macroaggregated albumin imaging to determine the extent of hepatopulmonary shunting. Dose selection is based on results from shunt imaging and can exclude patients from radioembolization therapy. We present a case of miscalculated lung shunt fraction and the circumstances that led to the critical error. Copyright © 2019 by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Inc.

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