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Nuclear Scans

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Radiographic imaging of the body, which measures the amount of the radioisotope gallium that is focused in a specific part of the body. Called: Gallium-67 scintigraphy, Ga67 check, high dose gallium check. Other words/no involvement: If there is no specific reference to noticeable abnormality of the organs in the retroperitoneum, abdominal area, or pelvis. Used to discover obstruction of the salivary gland air ducts and tumors of the major salivary glands. Called: Radionuclide check, I-131 or I-123 check, technetium-99m pertechnetate check. Key words/possible involvement: Area of decreased uptake, cold spot, nonfunctioning nodule, area of decreased focus, mass, nodule, space occupying lesion.

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