isotope scanning

isotope scanning

The use of radioactive elements incorporated in molecules of substances that can safely be introduced into the body, or into certain blood cells, and which tend to concentrate in particular organs, parts or diseased areas, such as tumours. The GAMMA CAMERA can then be used to measure the local uptake of these substances or to identify local concentrations.
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Radiographs, bone isotope scanning, and MRI are necessary in the differential diagnosis.
The routine use of thyroid isotope scanning and ultrasonography are of limited value since these investigations can not discriminate between benign and malignant nodules.
Grade Dismembered Non Dismembered Pyeloplasty Pyeloplasty Pre-op Post-op Pre-op Post-op I 0 1(8.33%) 0 4 (33.33%) II 0 0 0 1(8.33%) III 0 0 1(8.33%) 0 IV 11(91.67%) 0 9 (75%) 0 V 1(8.33%) 0 1(8.33%) 0 Radio Isotope Scanning before and after in 4 cases Case number Split renal Split renal % increase function on function on in split affected side affected side renal (Pre-op) (Post-op) function 1(I/901234002) 32 47 46.88 13(I/1204230116) 34 47 38.24 15(I/1204300135) 12 41 241.67 22(I/1209170094) 26 44 69.23 Comparison for dismembered and non dismembered pyeloplasty Variable Group N Mean Std.