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Diagnosis of Pancreatic Disease with Radioselenomethionine Photoscanning.

August Maile Jr., M.D.; and Glen A. Landis, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1070. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1070_1
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Continued interest in the clinical role of pancreatic photoscanning with 75-Selenium-labeled methionine prompted a review of our experience in 160 cases. The purpose of the study was to ascertain the accuracy and limitations of pancreatic photoscanning and to define its value in medical diagnosis. The Anger scintillation camera was used in all studies because of speed, reproducibility, and convenience. Other details of the technique are described, and criteria for interpretation are reviewed. The predominant clinical finding was unexplained abdominal pain. Sixty-five percent of the scans were interpreted as normal, and six percent were technically unsatisfactory. The abnormal or positive studies


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