PMID: 7992943Jan 1, 1994Paper

Role of isotopic imaging in intensive care

Annales Françaises D'anesthèsie Et De Rèanimation
V DeramoudtY Mallédant

Abstract

The real place of isotopic imaging in intensive care patients remains still unclear. This review aimed to consider the indications of isotopic imaging for improved diagnosis and therapy and to specify its place among the other techniques of exploration. Pulmonary perfusion and ventilation scintigraphies are valuable for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). A "high probability" scintigraphy of the lungs ascertains the diagnosis of PE and allows to start a specific treatment without requiring a pulmonary angiography. This is not the case in the presence of a history of previous PE or if the arguments for a PE are only weak. A normal lung scintigraphy eliminates the diagnosis of a clinically significant PE all the more as an exploration of good quality of the lower limb veins remains negative. In the opposite a "non diagnostic" scintigraphy justifies a pulmonary angiography in intensive care patients. The diagnosis of myocardial contusion is made uneasy as the clinical symptoms, the ECG, the cardiac enzymes and the chest X-ray are only of limited value. Isotopic explorations of the heart could provide additional valuable data or be an alternative for 2 D echocardiography. The comparison of CPK-MB concentrations with a myocard...Continue Reading

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