Utility of SPECT/CT with Meckel’s scintigraphy
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- Dillman, J.R., Wong, K.K., Brown, R.K.J. et al. Ann Nucl Med (2009) 23: 813. doi:10.1007/s12149-009-0301-1
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Meckel’s diverticulum is a relatively common source of gastrointestinal tract morbidity in children. Individuals may present with symptoms of lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding, bowel obstruction or diverticulitis. Technetium-99 m pertechnetate scintigraphy is used to demonstrate those Meckel’s diverticula that contain heterotopic gastric mucosa. We present a case of an adolescent male patient with rectal bleeding and suspected Meckel’s diverticulum where the use of SPECT/CT fusion imaging provided valuable diagnostic information and prevented a false-negative study.