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This chapter will focus principally on hepatobiliary scintigraphy, as it is by far the most frequently indicated nuclear medicine method for the evaluation of the liver in pediatric patients. Later in this chapter, we will discuss splenic scintigraphy using heat-denatured red blood cells. Lastly we will briefly discuss reticuloendothelial system (RES) scintigraphy of the liver and spleen, which is currently very rarely used in children.

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Treves, S.T., Jones, A.G. (2014). Liver and Spleen. In: Treves, S. (eds) Pediatric Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9551-2_10

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