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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 301-305

Rapid nuclear medicine blood volume analysis for emergency assessment

Department of Radiology, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA

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Mr. Matty Mozzor
Department of Radiology, Westchester Medical Center, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JETS.JETS_167_19

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Assessment of fluid status can play a critical role in the diagnosis and management of emergent conditions such as trauma, shock, decompensated heart failure, syncope, and hypertension. Unfortunately, common methods are all qualitative and/or indirect, and often inaccurate. With the recent introduction of a modernized method of nuclear medicine blood volume analysis (NM-BVA), offering results in 90 min or less as well as improved precision and ease of performance, this decade-old technique is for the first time a viable tool in the emergent setting. In this review, we discuss the history of NM-BVA, the modern method, and our institution’s experience implementing this method.

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