A doubtful image of Le Veen shunt patency

A. Chiti, M. Castellani, M. Intra, A. Bestetti, L. C. Giovanella, C. Maioli, G. L. Tarolo

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A 50-year-old woman with a history of ascites had a Leveen shunt patency evaluation. After intraperitoneal administration of 111 MBq of Tc-99m human serum albumin macroaggregates, anterior static images of both upper abdomen and chest 10, 20, and 60 minutes postinjection were acquired. The image at 20 minutes showed a lung-like pattern. To remove any doubt, 37 MBq of Tc-99m sodium pertechnetate was injected into a right arm vein to obtain a cardiac blood pool image.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1096
Number of pages1
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Chiti, A., Castellani, M., Intra, M., Bestetti, A., Giovanella, L. C., Maioli, C., & Tarolo, G. L. (1993). A doubtful image of Le Veen shunt patency. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 18(12), 1096. https://doi.org/10.1097/00003072-199312000-00021