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The Detection of Hepatic Metastases by Radioisotope Scanning.

Sheldon Baum, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1176. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1176_1
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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


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