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RODRIGUES, Gabriela Silva et al. Dosage padronization of 99mTC for scintigraphy evaluation on the pulmonary perfusion in Rottweiller dog. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2010, vol.40, n.3, pp. 554-560. Epub Feb 26, 2010. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782010005000022.
Pulmonary function evaluation in dogs can be gotten by scintigraphy exams, which are obtained with radiopharmacs injections, followed by radiography. In this study it was used 10 healthful male dogs of Rottweiler breed, radiographically normal and serum negative for dirofilariasis, with administration of varied doses of human serum albumin grouped marked with technetium-99m (MAA). The results were evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively, considering the index of pulmonary perfusion and its homogeneity, being found an increase on the homogeneity of image directly related with the number of MAA particles injected. This study defines the criteria of normality and the dosage of pulmonary perfusion in healthful dogs established with scintigraphy technique.
Keywords : pulmonary scintigraphy; dogs; nuclear medicine; Technetium-99m.