Visualizing the Effect of Pentoxyphyllin Infusion Therapy on the Circulation of the Hand by Tc-99m DPTA Scintigraphy

Ildikó Garai, Zoltán Csiki, G. Szűcs, J. Varga, L. Galuska

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Abstract

Raynaud's phenomenon, manifested in episodic, vasospasm-originated, three-phase changes in the color of the fingers, is often a concomitant phenomenon of several autoimmune diseases, such as systemic sclerosis. In such patients, the circulation of the fingers can be affected in different degrees, including cases with serious disorders of the microcirculation, which lead to ulcers on the finger and possibly amputation. Pentoxifylline therapy, which improves circulation, may be effective in such cases. Tc-99m DPTA perfusion imaging of the hand can objectively visualize the circulation of the fingers and measure the effectiveness of therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-612
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

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Radionuclide Imaging
Fingers
Hand
Pentoxifylline
Raynaud Disease
Perfusion Imaging
Systemic Scleroderma
Therapeutics
Microcirculation
Amputation
Autoimmune Diseases
Ulcer
Color

Keywords

  • Pentoxyphyllin
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Tc-99m DPTA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Visualizing the Effect of Pentoxyphyllin Infusion Therapy on the Circulation of the Hand by Tc-99m DPTA Scintigraphy. / Garai, Ildikó; Csiki, Zoltán; Szűcs, G.; Varga, J.; Galuska, L.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 28, No. 7, 07.2003, p. 611-612.

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