MELVIN J. FRATKIN, M.D.; ALTON R. SHARPE JR., M.D.; JERRY I. HIRSCH, PHARM.D.
To the editor: Although originally intended for use as a bone-scanning agent, 67Ga was seen to localize in soft tissue tumors (1). Littenberg and colleagues (Ann Intern Med 79:403-406, 1973) now suggest that 67Ga scanning may be useful in localizing inflammatory lesions in septic patients. We reviewed their communication with considerable interest, for we had arrived at the same conclusion. Intrigued by 67Ga uptake in an occult traumatic psoas abscess (2), we initiated a study to determine whether 67Ga routinely accumulated in inflammatory abscesses (data are being prepared for publication). Forty-six patients with suspected intra-abdominal and soft tissue abscesses
FRATKIN MJ, SHARPE AR, HIRSCH JI. Gallium Scanning and Inflammatory Lesions. Ann Intern Med. ;80:114–115. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-1-114
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(1):114-115.
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