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Acute cholecystitis, biliary obstruction, and biliary leakage

Harvey A Ziessman
2003 Seminars in nuclear medicine  
a high accuracy.  ...  Obstruction was excluded in 3 patients without bowel visualization but a gallbladder that acted as a reservoir until stimulated by a fatty meal.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0001-2998(03)00032-1 pmid:14625840 fatcat:pfdgmxxssfc23pwmkqn6ymd53m

Letter to the editor, re: "Pharmacology, Part 3A"

Harvey A. Ziessman
2019 Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology  
Similar to the multiple ranges for post-Lasix renal imaging (,10 min is normal, .20 min is obstructed, and 10-20 min is dilated but not obstructed), biliary imaging needs a lower range, a second value  ...  It does not and should not suggest that a value under 35% equates to abnormality or the notion of false-positives.  ... 
doi:10.2967/jnmt.119.225706 pmid:31019041 fatcat:bwnjke5cnze75lslgxdgnmzy3i

Functional Hepatobiliary Disease: Chronic Acalculous Gallbladder and Chronic Acalculous Biliary Disease

Harvey A. Ziessman
2006 Seminars in nuclear medicine  
In 1992 and 2001, Ziessman and coworkers published 43, 44 investigations that directly compared different sincalide infusion methods in the same normal subjects and established normal values based on  ...  However, in a group of normal subjects with a low pretest probability, a positive test is more likely to be a false positive.  ... 
doi:10.1053/j.semnuclmed.2005.12.001 pmid:16517234 fatcat:mpeyfmmbjzgmdgqsuxco4roinu

Sincalide - A review of the clinical utility, proper infusion methodology, and alternative cholecystogogues

Harvey A Ziessman
2019 Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology  
Sincalide (Kinevac) is widely used in conjunction with cholescintigraphy for a variety of clinical indications. Over the years, numerous publications have verified the optimal infusion methodology.  ...  A similar study was subsequently published in 2001 which compared a 3-min infusion to a 60 minute infusion (9).  ...  There a number of indications, e.g., to empty the gallbladder in a patient fasting > 24 hours prior to cholescintigraphy.  ... 
doi:10.2967/jnmt.119.226019 pmid:31019045 fatcat:3ukqoytan5hnvpszwy2rdwfwr4

Parathyroid Scintigraphy in Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism:99mTc Sestamibi SPECT and SPECT/CT

Hedieh K. Eslamy, Harvey A. Ziessman
2008 Radiographics  
However, given that approximately 90% of cases are due to a single parathyroid adenoma, a better treatment may be the selective surgical excision of the hyperfunctioning parathyroid gland after its preoperative  ...  Various scintigraphic protocols may be used in the clinical setting: Single-phase dual-isotope subtraction imaging, dual-phase single-isotope imaging, or a combination of the two may be used to obtain  ...  (a, b) Coronal (a) and axial (b) fused earlyphase SPECT/CT images depict a paratracheal mass (arrow in a) at the left tracheobronchial angle.  ... 
doi:10.1148/rg.285075055 pmid:18794320 fatcat:u2u7drcljrhk5nik5lj6tasepi

Indium-111 diethylene-triamine-pentaacetic acid scintigraphy in the evaluation of function and patency of baclofen intrathecal infusion systems

Samuel Pak, George I. Jallo, Ann Biser, Harvey A. Ziessman
2007 Neurosurgical Focus  
A programmable drug delivery system is used to slowly infuse the baclofen through a small-bore catheter at an adjustable rate.  ...  ACLOFEN is a derivate of the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid.  ...  Images were acquired on a large field-of-view gamma camera with a medium energy parallel-hole collimator with a photopeak of 20% centered at 174 and 247 keV.  ... 
doi:10.3171/foc-07/07/e17 pmid:17961061 fatcat:afkmxv3zwvfyfjiess4z6koc54

Standardization and quantification of radionuclide solid gastric-emptying studies

Harvey A Ziessman, Frederic H Fahey, Frank B Atkins, Jonathan Tall
2004 Journal of Nuclear Medicine  
The purposes of this investigation were to standardize and validate a simple quantitative method for performing radionuclide solid gastric emptying that can be used for any dual-head gamma-camera and to  ...  CONCLUSION We have described and validated a standardized method for solid gastric emptying that can be used with a dual-head STANDARDIZED GASTRIC EMPTYING • Ziessman et al. ␥-camera.  ...  The purpose of this study was to compare and analyze various methods of acquisition and quan-STANDARDIZED GASTRIC EMPTYING • Ziessman et al. tification in healthy subjects and to establish a simple methodology  ... 
pmid:15136623 fatcat:ygjc5iv37fgzxiozg76zcdbdnm

Cholecystokinin cholescintigraphy: methodology and normal values using a lactose-free fatty-meal food supplement

Harvey A Ziessman, Douglas A Jones, Larry R Muenz, Anup K Agarval
2003 Journal of Nuclear Medicine  
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the use of a commercially available lactose-free fatty-meal food supplement, as an alternative to sincalide cholescintigraphy, to develop a standard methodology  ...  A third had a calculated GBEF calculation of 25% and on further review was found to have had a low GBEF on a past research study and thus was not believed to represent a truly healthy subject.  ...  A nearly perfect fit is obtained with a cubic polynomial (GBEF as a function of percentage cumulative distribution).  ... 
pmid:12902416 fatcat:wzigrjkldzf65jn4a7lacmhivy

Advantages of Hybrid SPECT/CT vs SPECT Alone

Heather A. Jacene, Sibyll Goetze, Heena Patel, Richard L. Wahl, Harvey A. Ziessman
2008 Open Medical Imaging Journal  
We have reviewed SPECT/CT studies of 144 adult patients referred for various clinical indications in a busy nuclear medicine practice.  ...  A 72-year-old male with a history of prostate carcinoma status post prostatectomy presented with a rising PSA.  ...  The CT scan (A) on two contiguous transaxial slices demonstrated a loop of bowel (black arrow), a right adnexal mass (curved arrow), and a left adnexal mass (arrow head).  ... 
doi:10.2174/1874347100802010067 fatcat:2vgcpwotq5ga5hw7xtjcbypmfu

Experience with Esophago-Gastro-Intestinal Transit Scintigraphy – Initial 229 patients: Multiple Regions of Dysmotility are Common

Harvey A Ziessman, Mathurika Alan Jeyasingam, Ahsan U Khan, Zsuzsanna McMahan, Pankaj J. Pasricha
2020 Journal of Nuclear Medicine  
Patients were referred with symptoms suggestive of a motility disorder.  ...  The remaining 184 (80%) had at least one region of dysmotility, for a total of 336 regions of abnormal motility.  ...  Demand for our comprehensive study continues to grow so that we are now doing 5 to 7 studies a week or approximately 250 studies a year.  ... 
doi:10.2967/jnumed.120.243527 pmid:32482790 fatcat:vgikro5lxrcbrdsyemgsu3vafi

Utility of sedation for young children undergoing dimercaptosuccinic acid renal scans

Nader Shaikh, Alejandro Hoberman, Ron Keren, Anastasia Ivanova, Harvey A. Ziessman, Gang Cui, Tej K. Mattoo, Sonika Bhatnagar, Milan D. Nadkarni, Marva Moxey-Mims, William A. Primack
2016 Pediatric Radiology  
Objective-To compare discomfort level during a DMSA scan to the discomfort level during other frequently performed uroradiologic tests, and to determine whether use of sedation during a DMSA scan modifies  ...  Background-No studies have examined whether use of sedation during a Tc-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) renal scan reduces patient discomfort.  ...  US scan than that of a VCUG.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00247-016-3649-0 pmid:27287454 pmcid:PMC5039057 fatcat:ok2lzl5x2vcija5mk3tkwaegpy

Phase II Study of Risk-Adapted Therapy of Newly Diagnosed, Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Based on Midtreatment FDG-PET Scanning

Yvette L. Kasamon, Richard L. Wahl, Harvey A. Ziessman, Amanda L. Blackford, Steven N. Goodman, Caroline A. Fidyk, Kathryn M. Rogers, Javier Bolaños-Meade, Michael J. Borowitz, Richard F. Ambinder, Richard J. Jones, Lode J. Swinnen
2009 Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation  
In newly diagnosed aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a positive midtreatment fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) scan often carries a poor prognosis, with reported 2year  ...  To determine the outcome of early treatment intensification for midtreatment PET-positive disease, a phase II trial of risk-adapted therapy was conducted.  ...  However, FDG uptake on a PET scan is a continuous variable, and criteria for a ''positive'' or ''negative'' result have varied in the literature [3, 20, 21] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2008.11.026 pmid:19167684 pmcid:PMC4020440 fatcat:bb5cju2dvjci7gh3572p2faexa

Consensus Recommendations for Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy: A Joint Report of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine

Thomas L. Abell, Michael Camilleri, Kevin Donohoe, William L. Hasler, Henry C. Lin, Alan H. Maurer, Richard W. McCallum, Thomas Nowak, Martin L. Nusynowitz, Henry P. Parkman, Paul Shreve, Lawrence A. Szarka (+2 others)
2008 American Journal of Gastroenterology  
A low-fat, egg-white meal with imaging at 0, 1, 2, and 4 h after meal ingestion, as described by a published multicenter protocol, provides standardized information about normal and delayed GE.  ...  This consensus statement from the members of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine recommends a standardized method for measuring gastric emptying  ...  Prokinetics may lead to a normal GE result in a patient with gastroparesis.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2007.01636.x pmid:18028513 fatcat:dj3jgjn2u5hphjhdlqnmabpzce