, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 819–821 | Cite as

Detection of acute cerebral ischaemia with Tc-99m apcitide scintigraphy

  •  S. Tepmongkol
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


The established indication for Tc99m apcitide scintigraphy is for detecting deep venous thrombosis. However, due to its mechanism of binding to GP IIb/IIIa receptors on activated platelets, it can be used to image acute cerebral thrombosis. I report a patient with an acute ischaemic stroke, with right leg swelling, referred for Tc99m apcitide scintigraphy to show of deep venous thrombosis. There was no abnormal uptake in the legs but there was in the left parieto-occipital region. This correlated with the clinical and CT data, indicating an acute ischaemic stroke in this area.

Stroke Platelet membrane glycoprotein (complex IIB-IIIA) Radionuclide imaging 


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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  •  S. Tepmongkol
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine Division, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Rama IV Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

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