Research Article

Usefulness of 99mTechnetium pertechnetate in periarteritis nodosa.

Br Med J 1975; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5954.373 (Published 15 February 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;1:373
  1. J Abramovici,
  2. K Samii,
  3. L Vanhaelst,
  4. M H Jonckheer

    Abstract

    Radioisotopes have a wide range of application in the clinical investigation of many organs. Muscle diseases are an exception in this expanding field. We report here a case of periateritis nodosa in which unusual scintigraphic images were obtained with 99mTc-pertechnetate. The kinetics of this isotope and the scintigraphic changes were followed during treatment and found to be useful clinical tools.