Scintigraphic Evaluation of Organ Dysfunction in Thalassemia

  • J. Malamitsi


Conventional radiology has been extensively used in assessing abnormalities caused by β-thalassemia. In contrast, there are very few references in the international literature to scintigraphic findings in this disease. Nuclear Medicine, however, offers a cheap and widely available means of evaluating functional disorders of various organs occurring in patients with this innate defect of hemopoiesis. In this chapter, the relevant literature will be reviewed. The scintigraphic images presented originate from personal data.


Thalassemic Patient Thalassemia Major Extramedullary Hematopoiesis Scintigraphic Evaluation Bone Marrow Uptake 
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