THE VISUALIZATION OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS WITH TC-99M-(V)-DMSA AND TC-99M-CITRATE IN COMPARISON TO GA-67-CITRATE


GULALDI N., Bayhan H., Ercan M., KIBAR M. , Öztürk B., Öğretensoy M., ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, cilt.20, ss.1012-1014, 1995 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 1995
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00003072-199511000-00017
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1012-1014

Özet

Two patients with active tuberculosis confirmed by chest radiography and positive sputum smears were included in this study to determine whether a Tc-99m labeled agent, such as DMSA or citrate could localize such lesions in comparison to Ga-67 citrate. Both patients had Tc-99m (V) DMSA, Tc-99m citrate, and Ga-67 citrate scanning at 1-day to 5-day intervals. Both patients had positive scan findings with all three radiopharmaceuticals, However, the quality of Tc-99m (V) DMSA scans was superior to Tc-99m citrate, which showed faint uptake, Tc-99m (V) DMSA may be a better alternative to Ga-67 citrate in the assessment of the activity and extent of tuberculosis.

Abstract

Two patients with active tuberculosis confirmed by chest radiography and positive sputum smears were included in this study to determine whether a Tc-99m labeled agent, such as DMSA or citrate could localize such lesions in comparison to Ga-67 citrate. Both patients had Tc-99m (V) DMSA, Tc-99m citrate, and Ga-67 citrate scanning at 1-day to 5-day intervals. Both patients had positive scan findings with all three radiopharmaceuticals. However, the quality of Tc-99m (V) DMSA scans was superior to Tc-99m citrate, which showed faint uptake. Tc-99m (V) DMSA may be a better alternative to Ga-67 citrate in the assessment of the activity and extent of tuberculosis.