Sheldon Baum, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Using colloidal 198Au, radioisotope liver scans were performed on 410 patients over a period of 1 year. This report includes only those 116 cases in which a hepatic diagnosis was proven by biopsy, operation, or autopsy. In each case, the liver scan was interpreted prior to the establishment of a pathologic diagnosis.
The radioisotope scan was interpreted as showing hepatic metastases in 47 cases. Subsequent pathologic diagnosis showed metastases to the liver to be present in only 42, or 89%, of these patients. In every patient in whom metastases had been present, the scan had been interpreted as showing such
Baum S. The Detection of Hepatic Metastases by Radioisotope Scanning.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1176. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1176_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1176.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease.
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