Research Article

Indium-111 labelled platelets in diagnosis of leg-vein thrombosis: preliminary findings.

Br Med J 1980; 280 doi: (Published 28 June 1980) Cite this as: Br Med J 1980;280:1571
  1. A Fenech,
  2. P P Dendy,
  3. J K Hussey,
  4. B Bennett,
  5. A S Douglas


    Platelets from eight patients thought clinically to have deep venous thrombosis were labbelled with indium-111 and reinjected. Subsequent scanning of the patients with a wholebody scanner and imaging with a gammacamera showed focal accumulation of the label at five sites in four legs, which correlated precisely with the sites of venous thrombi identified by ascending venography. This technique is a useful addition to methods for diagnosis venous thrombosis.