Localization of intestinal bleeding using a fusion of Tc-99m-labeled RBC SPECT and X-ray CT

Naoya Yama, Eiri Ezoe, Yasutoshi Kimura, Mitsuhiro Mukaiya, Kenji Fujimori, Yoshihiko Kurimoto, Kazumitsu Koito, Koichi Hirata, Masato Hareyama, Yasufumi Asai

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-489
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fusion
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • SPECT
  • Scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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