Tumor and infection localization in AIDS patients: Ga-67 and Tl-201 findings

H. Turgut Turoglu, Mustafa F. Akisik, Sleiman Y. Naddaf, Walid S. Omar, Jeffrey S. Kempf, Hussein M. Abdel-Dayem

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Examples of Ga-67 and Tl-201 scans in AIDS patients performed at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York are presented. Use of these methods is the adopted approach at this institution in AIDS patients for localizing sites of tumor or infection involvement. A Ga-67 scan is the most common nuclear medicine examination performed on AIDS patients. Sequential Tl-201 and Ga-67 scans have a role in differentiating Kaposi's sarcoma from malignant lymphoma and opportunistic infections. For intracranial lesions, Tc-99m MIBI or Tl-201-201-201-201 chloride can differentiate malignant from benign inflammatory lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-459
Number of pages14
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • AIDS
  • Ga-67 Citrate
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Malignant Lymphoma
  • Opportunistic Infections
  • Tl-201 Chloride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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