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Localization of Gastrointestinal Bleeding with Radionuclide-Tagged Erythrocyte Scintigraphy (Tagged Red Blood Cell Scan)

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The site of occult gastrointestinal bleeding can be difficult to locate. Sometimes the site of bleeding can be localized using tagged erythrocyte scintigraphy. This involves coating erythrocytes with technetium 99m then seeing where the blood accumulates.

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