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Indium-111 Platelet-Scintigraphy in Stroke Patients

  • C. Kessler

Abstract

In 1976 Thakur et al. [47] succeeded in labelling human platelets with an indium-111 8-hydroxychinoline complex (oxine). In the beginning, 111In-labelled platelets were used in hematologic disorders to estimate the platelet life span and the site of platelet destruction, e.g., in Werlhof’s disease [22, 34]. Since 111In is a gamma-emitting isotope, the recording of gamma-camera images became possible, thereby making visible the incorporation of radiolabeled platelets in thrombus formations.

Keywords

Stroke Patient Atrial Thrombus Left Ventricular Thrombus Ventricular Thrombus Transient Ischemic Attack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Kessler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyKrankenhaus MerheimKöln 91Germany

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