Gallbladder visualization during technetium-99m RBC blood pool imaging. Case report and literature review

E. V. Kotlyarov, V. S. Mattay, R. C. Reba

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Abstract

Gallbladder visualization occurred after a Tc-99m red blood cell (RBC) cardiac gated blood pool scan. To date, seven cases of gallbladder visualization after the intravenous injection of Tc-99m RBCs have been reported. In the previous six patients the gallbladder was visualized incidentally during a search for gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. All of the patients were anemic, six of seven had chronic renal failure, and five of seven had received multiple blood transfusions. When interpreting GI bleeding scans in patients with anemia and renal failure, awareness of the possibility of gallbladder visualization in the delayed images is important to avoid false-positive results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-516
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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