Clinical Nuclear Medicine

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Clinical Nuclear Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/01.rlu.0000167516.18157.2c
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Localization of Intestinal Bleeding Using a Fusion of Tc-99m-Labeled RBC SPECT and X-ray CT

Yama, Naoya MD*; Ezoe, Eiri MD, PhD†; Kimura, Yasutoshi MD, PhD‡; Mukaiya, Mitsuhiro MD, PhD§; Fujimori, Kenji MD, PhD*; Kurimoto, Yoshihiko MD, PhD†; Koito, Kazumitsu MD, PhD*; Hirata, Koichi MD, PhD‡; Hareyama, Masato MD, PhD*; Asai, Yasufumi MD, PhD†

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Abstract

Although Tc-99m-labeled RBC SPECT is sensitive for detection of intestinal bleeding, it cannot provide a high degree of specific anatomic information. We present a case of intestinal bleeding in which a fused image composed of those from Tc-99m-labeled RBC SPECT and from x-ray CT revealed small intestinal bleeding with specific anatomic information. We believe that the fused image is useful for anatomic localization of gastrointestinal bleeding and helpful for surgical intervention.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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