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Gamma camera detection of 99mTC-plasmin in the diagnosis of deep-vein thrombosis

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Abstract

99mTc-Plasmin scintigraphy of suspected vein thrombosis registered by a gamma camera was compared with phlebography. The results indicate that the plasmin test can be an alternative method to phlebography. The plasmin test registered by a gamma camera has a high sensitivity but relatively low specificity; this agrees with the results of previous investigations regarding registration with a single detector.

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Correspondence to Mats Dahlborn.

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Dahlborn, M., Ahlborg, G., Söderborg, B. et al. Gamma camera detection of 99mTC-plasmin in the diagnosis of deep-vein thrombosis. Eur J Nucl Med 9, 499–501 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00263253

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  • Public Health
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Previous Investigation
  • Plasmin
  • Gamma Camera