William R. Eyler, M.D.; B. M. Schuman, M.D. (Associate); L. Du Sault, A.B.; R. Hinson, M.D.
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Liver photoscanning—a technique for localization of circumscribed lesions of the liver—is also a tool for the evaluation of disorders causing jaundice. Unlike Au198, which is stored by the hepatic reticuloendothelial system, isotopically tagged Rose Bengal (RIRB) lends itself to the determination of functional derangement of the liver because it is handled by the liver parenchymal cells and excreted in a physiologic manner. The RIRB hepatic photoscan demonstrates liver size and contour, infers hepatic dysfunction, identifies concentration of bile by the gallbladder, and proves patency of the biliary tract.
In a group of patients with intrahepatic jaundice, evidence of parenchymal dysfunction
William R. Eyler, B. M. Schuman, L. Du Sault, R. Hinson. The Value of Rose Bengal I131 Hepatic Photoscanning in Poblems of Jaundice.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:803. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-803_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):803.
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