The detection of space-occupying lesions by routine radiocolloid liver scans is well established. However, a wide variety of pathological processes produce the same scan changes. Gallium 67 concentrates in tissues affected with many neoplastic and inflammatory diseases. Ultrasound B scanning accurately differentiates cystic lesions from those composed of solid tissue. These modalities are complementary and, in combination, can increase the diagnostic specificity of focal hepatic lesions.
(JAMA 229:1463-1465, 1974)
Pritchard JH, Winston MA, Berger HG, Blahd WH. Diagnosis of Focal Hepatic Lesions: Combined Radioisotope and Ultrasound Techniques. JAMA. 1974;229(11):1463–1465. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230490051024
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