Semiquantitative measurement of pulmonary hilar gallium-67 uptake using single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography for the diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis.

Published on Dec 30, 2010in Japanese Journal of Radiology1.439
· DOI :10.1007/S11604-010-0502-5
Mitsuhiro Momose11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Shinshu University),
Masumi Kadoya38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Shinshu University)
+ 6 AuthorsShigeyuki Kawa55
Estimated H-index: 55
(Shinshu University)
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Abstract
Purpose We ascertained the difference in the level of pulmonary hilar (PH) gallium-67 (Ga-67) uptake in autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) patients between the active (before corticosteroid therapy) and remittent (after 4 weeks of corticosteroid therapy) phases using a semiquantitative measurement method based on single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with integrated low-dose computed tomography (CT).
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