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Technetium Tc 99m Albumin Aggregated (By injection)

Used to help your doctor see an image of your lungs or peritoneovenous [LeVeen] shunt.

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Technetium Tc 99m albumin aggregated injection is a radiopharmaceutical. Radiopharmaceuticals are radioactive agents, which may be used to find and treat certain diseases or to study the function of the body's organs. Technetium Tc 99m albumin aggregated injection is used to help your doctor see an image of your lungs to help evaluate lung problems in children and adults. It is also used to help… Read more
Brand names include
MPI MAA, Pulmolite, Technescan MAA
Drug classes About this
Diagnostic Agent, Radiopharmaceutical Imaging

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Evidence reviews

A systematic review of the accuracy of diagnostic tests for inguinal lymph node status in vulvar cancer

This review assessed the ability of minimally invasive and noninvasive tests to assess the groin node status in women with squamous cell vulvar cancer. It concluded that sentinel node identification using 99m-Tc is the most promising test. These conclusions appear reliable, but since some details about the analysis and participants were not reported they should be interpreted with caution.

Systematic review of radioguided surgery for non-palpable breast cancer

This review found that radio-guided localisation could be the preferred technique to guide surgical resection of non-palpable breast tumours. Methodological flaws and the low quality of the included studies mean that the authors' conclusions may not be reliable and should be interpreted with caution.

Urinary Tract Infection in Children: Diagnosis, Treatment and Long-term Management

In the past 30–50 years, the natural history of urinary tract infection (UTI) in children has changed as a result of the introduction of antibiotics and improvements in health care. This change has contributed to uncertainty about the most appropriate and effective way to diagnose and treat UTI in children and whether or not investigations and follow-up are justified.

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