gammagraphy


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gammagraphie

gammagraphy

n. gammagrafía, registro de rayos gamma después de la administración de isótopos radioactivos.
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The diagnosis of thrombosis was based on doppler ultrasonography, tomography, magnetic resonance, arteriography, phlebography, pulmonary gammagraphy and plethysmography.
It may be asymptomatic or manifest with dyspnea, cough, chest pain, decreased amount of drainage or simulate a deficit of ultrafiltration.There is a relationship between increased intraperitoneal pressure (IP) and the appearance of hydrothorax.The diagnosis is made by chest X-ray, thoracentesis and gammagraphy. It is a serious and rare complication that usually causes the abandonment of techniques while the realization of chemical pleurodesis with sclerosing agents (talc, tetracyclines, blood) can be an effective treatment to solve the pleuroperitoneal communication.
The Brazilian gammagraphy accident that occurred in May 2000 involved an operator performing routine exposures with a [sup.60]Co apparatus containing a 2.11 TBq source.
The [sup.131]I metaiodonebenzylguanide gammagraphy (131I-MIBG), despite its low image quality and definition, has 83.5% sensitivity and, in combination with platelet normetanephrine, it reaches 100% sensitivity.
Diagnostic images: renal ultrasound, voiding cystogram and renal gammagraphy.