Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, 23:813

Utility of SPECT/CT with Meckel’s scintigraphy

Authors

  • Jonathan R. Dillman
    • Section of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalUniversity of Michigan Health System
    • Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Health System
  • Richard K. J. Brown
    • Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Health System
  • Kirk A. Frey
    • Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Health System
  • Peter J. Strouse
    • Section of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalUniversity of Michigan Health System
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12149-009-0301-1

Cite this article as:
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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Meckel’s diverticulumTc-99 m pertechnetate scintigraphySPECT/CT

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© The Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine 2009