MOHAMMED MOINUDDIN, M.D.; JOHN F. ROCKETT, M.D.; ALVIN WEBER, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the paper, "Pulmonary Calcifications in Chronic Dialysis Patients: Clinical and Pathological Studies" by Conger and colleagues in the September issue (Ann Intern Med 83:330-336, 1975). In their series they found a 60% (9 out of 15) occurrence of pulmonary calcification in patients who had long-standing renal insufficiency requiring hemodialysis. Only 1 of these 9 cases showed evidence of pulmonary calcification on the X rays; the rest were diagnosed on autopsy.
We believe that bone scanning is useful in this situation. Radionuclide bone imaging is a sensitive indicator of skeletal lesions (1). In addition
MOINUDDIN M, ROCKETT JF, WEBER A. Scanning for Pulmonary Calcification. Ann Intern Med. ;84:224–225. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-2-224
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(2):224-225.
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