The Location of Urinary Calculi Using Radionuclide Imaging

Authors

  • R. L. NOBLE,

    Surgeon, Adelaide, Australia
    1. Departments of Nuclear Medicine and Urology, General Infirmary, Leeds
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  • M. C. J. BARKER,

    Senior Research Physicist, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Corresponding author
    1. Departments of Nuclear Medicine and Urology, General Infirmary, Leeds
      *Department of Nuclear Medicine, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LSl 3EX
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  • R. E. WILLIAMS

    Consultant Urologist, General Infirmary
    1. Departments of Nuclear Medicine and Urology, General Infirmary, Leeds
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*Department of Nuclear Medicine, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LSl 3EX

Abstract

Summary— A method of in vivolabeling urinary calculi with 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate is described. This enables a radionuclide image of the stones to be produced and permits their location at operation by means of a small scintillation detector. The degree of uptake of the radiopharmaceutical on renal stones appears to depend on a number of factors, particularly the chemical composition of the stones.

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