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TitleUsefulness of Scintillation Camera and 131I-Rose Bengal in Evaluating Liver and Gallbladder Functions
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AuthorsKanji TORIZUKA*, Ken HAMAMOTO*, Masahiro FUJII*, Toru MORI*, Rikushi MORITA*, Takao MUKAI*, Tadako KOUSAKA*, Kenichi ITOH**, Jun NAKAGAWA**, Chisato MINAGUCHI**
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Organization*The Central Clinical Redioisotope Division, **The Second Division of Internal Medicine Kyoto University School of Medicine
JournalThe Japanese Journal of nuclear medicine
Volume8
Number2
Page90-102
Year/Month1971/4
ArticleOriginal article
PublisherTHE JAPANESE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Abstract[Summary] The scintillation camera and the 1600 channel analyzer were employed with 131I-rose bengal in dynamic studies of liver and gallbladder function in various liver and gallbladder diseases. The series of scintiphotos showed chronological changes of distribution of 131I-rose bengal in the liver, gallbladder, and intestine, liver contours and the presence of space occupying lesion in the liver. The time of maximum hepatic uptake of 131I-rose bengal was determined from the chronological changes of radioactivity with the 1600 channel analyzer. This and the liver uptake rate calculated from the chronological changes in all radioactivity below the detector and the blood radioactivity curve monitored on the head reflected liver function exceedingly well. In a few cases, gallbladder function was examined with eggs used to constrict the gallbladder. The power of constriction of the gallbladder could be determined quantitatively with the 1600 channel analyzer from the chronological changes of radioactivity in the gallbladder region. Determination of liver and gallbladder function with the scintillation camera connected with the 1600 channel analyzer and 131I-rose bengal is a useful method of evaluating liver and gallbladder function quantitatively.
PracticeClinical medicine
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