- Useful in the staging and follow up of a variety of neoplasms.
- Evaluation of Hodgkin's disease, histiocytic lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma, hepatoma, melanoma, and acute leukemia.
- May also be useful in other non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, testicular carcinoma, mesothelioma, and carcinoma of the lung.
- Detection of occult intra-abdominal infection.
- Non-oncologic, pulmonary applications include early recognition of opportunistic infection, assessment of treatment in sarcoidosis, staging of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, distinguishing pulmonary infarction from infection.
- Useful adjunct to bone scanning in the detection of osteomyelitis and joint infection.
- Renal and perirenal infection can also be recognized with high sensitivity.
2-9 mCi 67-gallium citrate IV
- When possible the patient should be put on a liquid diet for the duration of the examination. Laxatives need to be given the night before the scan. The patient should receive an enema the morning of the scan.
- The patient is injected intravenously.
- Obtain Static images at 24, 48, and 72 hours post injection.
- Areas imaged are head, neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis.
- Observe the suggestions for patient preparation before each day's imaging.
- Whole body imaging may be necessary.
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