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Direct quantitation of thoracic gallium-67 uptake in sarcoidosis

P Bourguet, P Delaval, J Y Herry
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 1986, 27 (10): 1550-6
A method of direct quantitation of 67Ga uptake in the lung is described. The attenuation coefficient requires calculation and is obtained simply for each patient by transmission using a planar radionuclide source. The validity of the method was tested with a phantom (error less than 10%). Forty-three patients with pulmonary and/or mediastinal sarcoidosis were classified. The different groups of patients as defined clinically and radiographically (controls, nonactive, and active sarcoidosis) were well-differentiated (p less than 0.001).

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