Scintigraphic Gastrointestinal Bleeding Localization With 99mtc-Labeled Red Blood Cells


Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 1987;28:96-100.

Ten scintigraphic gastrointestinal bleeding localization examinations were done in nine dogs. All dogs had clinical evidence of gastrointestinal bleeding prior to or on the day of the examination. Scintigraphy was done by in vivo labeling of red blood cells with 99mTechnetium and imaging serially with a gamma camera over a 21-hour period. Of the nine dogs, four case history reports are presented. Three of these dogs had positive scintigraphic examinations. One dog had a negative scan but was later shown to have been ingesting material that mimicked the appearance of melena.