Nuclear Medicine/GI


Neonatal JaundiceEdit

  • [1]Neonatal jaundice is a difficult problem for many pediatricians. Scintigraphy has been shown to be useful in diagnosis in the pediatric population. Differential diagnosis in this age group can include Biliary atresia (BA) and neonatal hepatitis syndrome (NHS)



  • ^ PMID 16967250 - "Biliary atresia in infants with prolonged cholestatic jaundice: diagnostic accuracy of hepatobiliary scintigraphy." Esmaili J, Izadyar S, Karegar I, Gholamrezanezhad A. (Abdom Imaging. 2007 Mar-Apr;32(2):243-7. Epub 2006 Sep 12.)

Acronyms used:

  • BA - Biliary atresia
  • NHS - neonatal hepatitis syndrome