Transcolonic scintigraphy for diagnosis of canine portosystemic shunts

  • Received : 1999.04.22
  • Published : 1999.04.01

Abstract

Transcolonic scintigraphy using $^{99m}Technetium$ pertechnetate ($^{99m}TcO_{4}$) was performed in 5 dogs with portosystemic shunts. In all dogs, the activity in the heart was seen before liver activity. Also time activity curve was revered. The mean shunt index in 5 dogs was 82.3% (range 79.6~87.1%). Transcolonic scintigraphy is quick, simple and useful diagnostic method for canine portosysternic shunts.