abscess scan

abscess scan

A nuclear scan in which a patient’s own white blood cells (WBCs) are tagged with radioactive indium and then injected into the bloodstream; the course of the WBCs can then be mapped using a gamma camera to provide an image which locates radioactive WBCs, detecting sources of bacterial infection.
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abscess scan

A nuclear scan in which a Pt's own WBCs are tagged with radioactive indium, then injected into the bloodstream; the course of the WBCs can then be mapped using a gamma camera to provide an image that shows the location of the radioactive WBCs–infection or inflammation; AS is used to detect a hidden source of bacterial infection
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