Utility of SPECT/CT with Meckel's scintigraphy

Ann Nucl Med. 2009 Nov;23(9):813-5. doi: 10.1007/s12149-009-0301-1. Epub 2009 Sep 29.


Meckel's diverticulum is a relatively common source of gastrointestinal tract morbidity in children. Individuals may present with symptoms of lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding, bowel obstruction or diverticulitis. Technetium-99 m pertechnetate scintigraphy is used to demonstrate those Meckel's diverticula that contain heterotopic gastric mucosa. We present a case of an adolescent male patient with rectal bleeding and suspected Meckel's diverticulum where the use of SPECT/CT fusion imaging provided valuable diagnostic information and prevented a false-negative study.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • False Negative Reactions
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meckel Diverticulum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Meckel Diverticulum / pathology
  • Meckel Diverticulum / physiopathology
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed