WALLACE M. YATER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN R. CAVANAGH, M.D.
During the past five and one-half years we have employed Thorotrast for the purpose of demonstrating lesions of the liver and spleen in several hundred patients. This method of roentgenographic diagnosis was developed mainly by Oka1 and Radt2 about 1929. It consists in the intravenous injection of 50 to 75 c.c. (for adults) of a stabilized colloidal solution of thorium dioxide manufactured under the name of Thorotrast,2 following which roentgenograms of the abdomen are made. The thorium dioxide is rapidly engulfed by the reticuloendothelial cells of the body, and because it is radiopaque it is possible to demonstrate the size,
YATER WM, CAVANAGH JR. THE DIAGNOSIS OF SOLITARY LIVER ABSCESS BY MEANS OF THOROTRAST HEPATOSPLENOGRAPHY: Report of a Case1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:404–409. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-2-404
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(2):404-409.
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