Nuclear Medicine in Diagnostics of Vascular Malformations

  • Roberto Dentici


Three nuclear imaging techniques can be used for the study of congenital vascular malformations (CVM): whole body blood pool scintigraphy (WBBPS), lymphoscintigraphy and transarterial lung perfusion scintigraphy (TLPS). WBBPS is able to demonstrate the whole vascular system and to recognize truncular and extratruncular vessel malformations. High flow malformations are indicated by the form of the activity-time curves. Lymphoscintigraphy for the study of CVM is best performed by a separate demonstration of the deep and superficial lymphatic systems. TLPS is effective to confirm or rule out the presence of an arteriovenous (AV) shunt.


Vascular Malformation Nuclear Imaging Technique Congenital Vascular Malformation Lymph Nodal Station Cular Malformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Dentici
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  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine Service“G. Salvini” HospitalGarbagnate Milanese (Milan)
  2. 2.Hospital “Caduti Bollatesi”Bollate (Milan)Italy

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