Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, 23:813 | Cite as

Utility of SPECT/CT with Meckel’s scintigraphy

  • Jonathan R. Dillman
  • Ka Kit Wong
  • Richard K. J. Brown
  • Kirk A. Frey
  • Peter J. Strouse
Case Report

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 diverticulum Tc-99 m pertechnetate scintigraphy SPECT/CT 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors wish to acknowledge Bryan Coffing, MD, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Health System, for providing the photomicrograph image for this case.

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© The Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan R. Dillman
    • 1
  • Ka Kit Wong
    • 2
    • 3
  • Richard K. J. Brown
    • 2
  • Kirk A. Frey
    • 2
  • Peter J. Strouse
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalUniversity of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.SydneyAustralia

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