The hot stripe sign: An unusual variation Article Comment uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Insurance, Physician Services
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Referral and Consultation

abstract

  • Causes of focally increased radiotracer activity on Tc-99m SC liver-spleen scintigraphy include vena caval obstruction, Budd-Chiari syndrome, focal nodular hyperplasia, and tricuspid insufficiency. Artifactually increased activity may result from a malpositioned central venous catheter, free pertechnetate in the stomach, or an overlying breast. An unusual variation of this last artifact, also known as the "hot stripe sign," was encountered during routine liver-spleen imaging of a 65-year-old woman who had breast carcinoma.

publication date

  • September 21, 1990

Research

keywords

  • Comment

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00003072-199009000-00013

PubMed ID

  • 2208888

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 647

volume

  • 15

number

  • 9