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Significance of delayed 67Ga localization in the kidneys.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
10
Pages
872–875
Identifiers
PMID: 966053
Source
Medline

Abstract

One hundred and seventy-five 67Ga-citrate scans were performed to detect suspected occult inflammatory processes. None of the patients had a known malignancy. Renal activity was noted in 12 patients (6.8%) on the 48-hr image. These patients had either pyelonephritis, acute tubular necrosis, vasculitis, or a renal abscess. Since delayed 67Ga uptake in the kidneys may be the first evidence of renal disease, further investigation, including either arteriography or biopsy, is necessary. In patients with a known malignancy, tumor involvement must be considered.

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