scintigraphy

So I just found out about this

this is called scintigraphy – It’s basically shooting someone up with radioactive substances & waiting until these radiopharmaceuticals settle on your organ of choice;

then you capture the radiation coming out of the person’s body in form of photons 

they make your innards shine through your skin 

‘stars in your bones’          

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Je suis radioactif. Mes multiples entorses à la cheville droites auront-elles raison de moi? #scintigraphie #scintigraphy (à Hôtel-Dieu de Québec)

Parasympathetic Dominant Autonomic Dysfunction in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 2J with the MPZ Thr124Met Mutation.

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Parasympathetic Dominant Autonomic Dysfunction in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 2J with the MPZ Thr124Met Mutation.

Intern Med. 2015;54(15):1919-22

Authors: Tokuda N, Noto Y, Kitani-Morii F, Hamano A, Kasai T, Shiga K, Mizuta I, Niwa F, Nakagawa M, Mizuno T

Abstract
We herein report the case of a 69-year-old woman with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease type 2J (CMT2J) who presented with Adie’s pupil, deafness, and urinary disturbance in addition to motor symptoms. On autonomic investigation, the coefficient of variation of the R-R intervals was decreased, and a urodynamic analysis showed a hypotonic bladder. A heart rate variability analysis revealed a decreased high frequency component and low frequency/high frequency ratio. Orthostatic hypotension was not present, and the sympathetic skin response and cardiac scintigraphy using (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine were normal. A gene analysis showed a known heterozygous mutation associated with CMT2J in myelin protein zero exon 3, resulting in the substitution of threonine to methionine at position 124. Our case suggests that mainly the parasympathetic autonomic function is disturbed in CMT2J.

PMID: 26234237 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] http://dlvr.it/KSfgw1

Massive Pelvic Lymphadenopathy Due to Recurrent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Incidentally Revealed on a 99mTc-MDP Bone Scintigraphy.

Massive Pelvic Lymphadenopathy Due to Recurrent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Incidentally Revealed on a 99mTc-MDP Bone Scintigraphy.

Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Jan 30;

Authors: Huang J, Xie P

Abstract
A 58-year-old man underwent Tc-MDP bone scintigraphy to evaluate the cause of diffuse bone pain. The images did not identify the exact cause of his symptoms. However, a “light bulb”-shaped urinary bladder and diffused increased activity in the scrotal region and left thigh were noted, which suggest a mass effect in the pelvis. A CT scan of the pelvis revealed soft tissue compressing the urinary bladder. A diagnosis of recurrent lymphoma was made.

PMID: 26828142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]



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Metabolic Skeletal Superscan on 18F-FDG PET/CT in a Case of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Metabolic Skeletal Superscan on 18F-FDG PET/CT in a Case of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Jul;40(7):567-8

Authors: Parida GK, Soundararajan R, Passah A, Bal C, Kumar R

Abstract
Superscan is a well-known finding described in skeletal scintigraphy characterized by intense radiotracer uptake in axial skeleton and decreased uptake in soft tissues and kidneys. Metabolic skeletal superscan has also been described in ¹⁸F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in various conditions. We describe here a case of 12-year-old boy who presented with a scalp swelling, progressive pallor, easy fatigability, poor appetite, and fever for 6 months. The initial diagnosis was inconclusive. ¹⁸F-FDG PET/CT revealed metabolic skeletal superscan and the final histopathological diagnosis was acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

PMID: 26018718 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]



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