• Scintigraphy with RBCs labeled with technetium Tc 99m sodium pertechnetate effectively located the source of hemorrhage in a patient receiving long-term anticoagulant therapy. (The patient was initially seen with a large hematoma on the flank.) More important, the procedure was used to monitor activity in this otherwise-occult bleeding site. Scintigraphic studies may be useful in the management of these difficult clinical problems.
(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1027-1028)
Bunker SR, Kolina JS, Kaplan KA, McAuley RJ, Lull RJ. Scintigraphic Detection of Occult Hemorrhage Using RBCs Labeled In Vitro With Technetium Tc 99m Sodium Pertechnetate. Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(5):1027-1028. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350050191036