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DIAGNOSTIC PROTOCOL FOR LYMPHOSCINTIGRAPHY IN NEWBORNS

Authors
  • C Bellini
  • F Boccardo
  • G Taddei
  • M Mazzella
  • C Arioni
  • G Villa
  • RC Hennekam
  • G Serra
  • C Campisi

Abstract

The purpose of this methods paper is to offer pediatricians and nuclear medicine physicians a diagnostic protocol for performing lymphoscintigraphy in newborns that may be useful for enhancing diagnosis and management of newborns with congenital lymphatic abnormalities. Indications for lymphoscintigraphy, choice of tracer, optimal dose, routes of administration, methods of data acquisition, timing, and interpretation of results for newborns are presented and discussed.

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Bellini, C. & Boccardo, F. & Taddei, G. & Mazzella, M. & Arioni, C. & Villa, G. & Hennekam, R. & Serra, G. & Campisi, C., (2005) “DIAGNOSTIC PROTOCOL FOR LYMPHOSCINTIGRAPHY IN NEWBORNS”, Lymphology 38(1), p.9-15.

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Published on
22 Aug 2005
Peer Reviewed