October 25, 1971

Isotope Scanning for Diagnosing Lesions Projecting Into the Lower Chest

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

JAMA. 1971;218(4):590-592. doi:10.1001/jama.1971.03190170068020

Intra-abdominal masses, particularly those arising from the liver and spleen, may project into the lower part of the chest and thus necessitate an extensive diagnostic work-up. The use of liver and spleen isotope scans early in the evaluation of such cases will frequently provide the correct diagnosis and save significant time and cost.