INFECTOIMMUNOLOGY PROCEDURES

INFECTIMMUNOLOGY PROCEDURES

CAT gastro07

LABELED LEUKOCYTES SCINTIGRAPHY FOR THE
STUDY OF INTESTINAL INFLAMMATORY DISEASES

DESCRIPTION

Evaluation of the distribution of labeled leukocytes in intestinal and infectious inflammatory processes. 

PREPARATION

  • A 6-hour minimum fasting is recommended.
  • Fasting is mandatory in case of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Fasting must be maintained during the procedure in cases of inflammatory bowel disease and abdominal disorders.

INDICATIONS

Study of inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, etc.) and abdominal septic processes.

DURATION OF
PROCEDURE

4 hours.

LABELED LEUKOCYTES SCINTIGRAPHY
FOR THE STUDY OF INTESTINAL
INFLAMMATORY DISEASES

ICS: MN.004

DESCRIPTION

Evaluation of the distribution of labeled leukocytes in intestinal and infectious inflammatory processes.

PREPARATION

  • A 6-hour minimum fasting is recommended.
  • Fasting is mandatory in case of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Fasting must be maintained during the procedure in cases of inflammatory bowel disease and abdominal disorders.

INDICATIONS

Study of inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, etc.) and abdominal septic processes.

DURATION OF PPROCEDURE

4 hours.

CAT infecto01

18F-FDG PET-CT FOR THE DETECTION OF
INFLAMMATORY AND INFECTIOUS PROCESSES

DESCRIPTION

Detection of areas with inflammatory or infectious phenomena in non-soft tissues.

PREPARATION

  • Six-hour fasting required.
  • Good hydration required.

INDICATIONS

  • Sarcoidosis.
  • Peripheral osteomyelitis (excluding postoperative osteomyelitis and diabetic foot).
  • Suspected prosthetic infection.
  • Suspicion of spinal infection (vertebral osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis or discitis, excluding postoperative infection).
  • Assessment of classical fever of unknown origin.
  • Evaluation of metastatic and bacterial infections.
  • Initial evaluation of vasculitis.
  • Evaluation of polycystic diseases.
  • Suspected infection of intravascular devices, pacemakers and catheters.
  • Detection of opportunistic infections in patients with HIV, associated tumors or Castelman’s disease.

DURATION OF
PROCEDURE

90 minutes.

18F-FDG PET-CT FOR THE DETECTION OF
INFLAMMATORY AND INFECTIOUS PROCESSES

DESCRIPTION

Detection of areas with inflammatory or infectious phenomena in non-soft tissues.

PREPARATION

  • Six-hour fasting required.
  • Good hydration required.

INDICATIONS

  • Sarcoidosis.
  • Peripheral osteomyelitis (excluding postoperative osteomyelitis and diabetic foot).
  • Suspected prosthetic infection.
  • Suspicion of spinal infection (vertebral osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis or discitis, excluding postoperative infection).
  • Assessment of classical fever of unknown origin.
  • Evaluation of metastatic and bacterial infections.
  • Initial evaluation of vasculitis.
  • Evaluation of polycystic diseases.
  • Suspected infection of intravascular devices, pacemakers and catheters.
  • Detection of opportunistic infections in patients with HIV, associated tumors or Castelman’s disease.
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DURATION OF PPROCEDURE

90 minutes.

CAT infecto02

LABELED LEUKOCYTES SCINTIGRAPHY FOR THE STUDY OF INFECTIONS

LABELED LEUKOCYTES SCINTIGRAPHIC SCAN

LABELED LEUKOCYTES TOMOGRAPHY SPECT-TC

DESCRIPTION

Evaluation of the distribution of labeled leukocytes in intestinal and infectious inflammatory processes. 

PREPARATION

  • A 6-hour minimum fasting is recommended.
  • Fasting is mandatory in case of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Fasting must be maintained during the procedure in cases of inflammatory bowel disease and abdominal disorders.

INDICATIONS

  • Detection and localization of infections:

    • Abscesses at any location.
    • Osteoarticular, osteosynthetic or joint prosthetic infections.
    • Vascular prosthetic infections.
    • Diagnosis of fever of unknown origin.
  • Location, evaluation of the extent and degree of activity of inflammatory bowel disease.

DURATION OF
PROCEDURE

4 to 8 hours.

LABELED LEUKOCYTES SCINTIGRAPHY FOR THE STUDY OF INFECTIONS

LABELED LEUKOCYTES SCINTIGRAPHIC SCAN

LABELED LEUKOCYTES TOMOGRAPHY SPECT-TC

DESCRIPTION

Evaluation of the distribution of labeled leukocytes in intestinal and infectious inflammatory processes. 

PREPARATION

  • A 6-hour minimum fasting is recommended.
  • Fasting is mandatory in case of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Fasting must be maintained during the procedure in cases of inflammatory bowel disease and abdominal disorders.

INDICATIONS

  • Detection and localization of infections:

    • Abscesses at any location.
    • Osteoarticular, osteosynthetic or joint prosthetic infections.
    • Vascular prosthetic infections.
    • Diagnosis of fever of unknown origin.
  • Location, evaluation of the extent and degree of activity of inflammatory bowel disease.

DURATION OF PPROCEDURE

4 to 8 hours.

CAT gastro04

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES SCINTIGRAPHY

IMMUNOSCINTIGRAPHIC SCAN

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES SCINTIGRAPHIC SCAN

DESCRIPTION

Evaluation of the distribution of antigranulocytic-antibodies-labeled granulocytes in bone and osteoarthritic infectious processes.

PREPARATION

No preparation is required.

INDICATIONS

Evaluation of bone and osteoarthritic infectious processes.

DURATION OF
PROCEDURE

4 hours.

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES SCINTIGRAPHY

IMMUNOSCINTIGRAPHIC SCAN

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES SCINTIGRAPHIC SCAN

DESCRIPTION

Evaluation of the distribution of antigranulocytic-antibodies-labeled granulocytes in bone and osteoarthritic infectious processes.

PREPARATION

No preparation is required.

INDICATIONS

Evaluation of bone and osteoarthritic infectious processes.

DURATION OF PPROCEDURE

4 hours.

CAT infecto04

67Ga BONE SCINTIGRAPHY

67Ga SCINTIGRAPHIC SCAN

67Ga TOMOSCINTIGRAPHY (SPET/SPET-TC)

DESCRIPTION

Evaluation of inflammatory/infectious/tumoral activity.

PREPARATION

  • When the detection involves abdominal organs, the use of laxatives is recommended, to reduce traffic to the colon.
  • It is advisable to suppress iron (Fe) administration 48 hours before radiotracer administration and up to 48 hours later.
  • As long as the procedure is underway, administration of gadolinium should be avoided in case an RNM is to be practiced.

INDICATIONS

  • Evaluation of patients with Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin lymphomas, both in the assessment of pretreatment tumor uptake, control of therapeutic response (differential diagnosis of tumor activity versus residual mass), detection of recurrences and evaluation of the extent of the disease.
  • Detection and localization of other tumors (sarcomas).
  • Evaluation of patients with AIDS.
  • Evaluation of sarcoidosis, fibrosis and chronic infections (chronic osteomyelitis).
  • Diagnosis and localization of pulmonary infections.
  • Evaluation of pulmonary interstitial diseases (specifically sarcoidosis and fibrosis).

67Ga BONE SCINTIGRAPHY

67Ga SCINTIGRAPHIC SCAN

67Ga TOMOSCINTIGRAPHY (SPET/SPET-TC)

DESCRIPTION

Evaluation of inflammatory/infectious/tumoral activity.

PREPARATION

  • When the detection involves abdominal organs, the use of laxatives is recommended, to reduce traffic to the colon.
  • It is advisable to suppress iron (Fe) administration 48 hours before radiotracer administration and up to 48 hours later.
  • As long as the procedure is underway, administration of gadolinium should be avoided in case an RNM is to be practiced.

INDICATIONS

  • Evaluation of patients with Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin lymphomas, both in the assessment of pretreatment tumor uptake, control of therapeutic response (differential diagnosis of tumor activity versus residual mass), detection of recurrences and evaluation of the extent of the disease.
  • Detection and localization of other tumors (sarcomas).
  • Evaluation of patients with AIDS.
  • Evaluation of sarcoidosis, fibrosis and chronic infections (chronic osteomyelitis).
  • Diagnosis and localization of pulmonary infections.
  • Evaluation of pulmonary interstitial diseases (specifically sarcoidosis and fibrosis).
CAT pneumo02

67Ga LUNG SCINTIGRAPHY

67Ga TOMOSCINTIGRAPHY (SPET/SPET-TC)

DESCRIPTION

Evaluation of inflammatory and infectious activity at lung level.

PREPARATION

  • No previous preparation is necessary.
  • No fasting is required.
  • The patient must return 48 hours later for the imaging session.

INDICATIONS

  • Diagnosis and localization of pulmonary infections.
  • Evaluation of pulmonary interstitial infections (specifically, sarcoidosis and fibrosis).
  • Evaluation of patients with AIDS.

DURATION OF
PROCEDURE

2 days.

67Ga LUNG SCINTIGRAPHY

67Ga TOMOSCINTIGRAPHY (SPET/SPET-TC)

DESCRIPTION

Evaluation of inflammatory and infectious activity at lung level.

PREPARATION

  • No previous preparation is necessary.
  • No fasting is required.
  • The patient must return 48 hours later for the imaging session.

INDICATIONS

  • Diagnosis and localization of pulmonary infections.
  • Evaluation of pulmonary interstitial infections (specifically, sarcoidosis and fibrosis).
  • Evaluation of patients with AIDS.

DURATION OF PPROCEDURE

2 days.

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