Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 161–164 | Cite as

Evaluation of esophageal transit in children and in infants by means of Krypton-81m

  • H. R. Ham
  • A. Piepsz
  • B. Georges
  • M. H. Delaet
  • P. Rodesch
  • M. Guillaume
  • S. Cadranel
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Abstract

This paper presents the results of Krypton-81m esophageal transit study in a series of children and infants presenting various esophageal disorders. The advantage of Kr-81m, compared to other radionuclides, is that the radiation dose to the patient is extremely low. The study can therefore be repeated as often as necessary and a high dose can be given to ensure good quality results. The method is very easy to perform and allows a quantitative assessment of esophageal transit in physiological conditions. The method gives information about the severity of altered transit and it is particularly useful in studying the effects of treatment.

Keywords

Public Health Radiation Radionuclide Radiation Dose Physiological Condition 

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© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. R. Ham
    • 1
    • 5
  • A. Piepsz
    • 1
  • B. Georges
    • 1
  • M. H. Delaet
    • 3
  • P. Rodesch
    • 2
  • M. Guillaume
    • 4
  • S. Cadranel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadioisotopesFree University of BrusselsBrussels
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsFree University of BrusselsBrussels
  3. 3.Department of Pediatric SurgeryFree University of BrusselsBrussels
  4. 4.Centre de Recherche du CyclotronUniversity of LiegeLiegeBelgium
  5. 5.Department of RadioisotopesSt. Peter HospitalBrusselsBelgium

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