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  • Dear Jeffrey, I would bet that the "new nuclear medicine scan" is SPECT/CT. Indeed, there are several recent publications supporting the use of SPECT/CT for frostbite injuries. You can find some of the preliminary information in RadioGraphics , which ...

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    RE: Kinevac

    Yes, that is what we are using. Thanks for the clarification.

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    RE: Kinevac

    To be clear, it is Ensure Plus that contains over10 gm of fat and produces normal gallbladder contraction. Harvey Ziessman, MD

  • Years ago around 1990 we did PYP Nuclear Scans on Burn and Frost Bite patients. We used 20 mCi 99m Tc-PYP and scanned the patients about 1.5 to 3 hours to see if what areas of muscle still sowed activity. Based on that the surgeons would cut that tissue ...

  • A triple phase bone scan has been used to assess bone viability in frostbite (obviously in colder areas where frostbite is common). In the past, some centers used to consider an additional delayed 4th phase (24 hours later) to increase sensitivity... ...

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