Pulmonary gallium-67 uptake in amiodarone pneumonitis

J Nucl Med. 1984 Feb;25(2):211-3.


Three patients are presented suffering from interstitial pneumonitis caused by amiodarone. Pulmonary Ga-67 uptake occurred in all three. There appeared to be a discrepancy between the scintigraphic and radiographic findings in two patients. Gallium-67 lung scintigraphy may offer an early, sensitive indicator for amiodarone pneumonitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Amiodarone / adverse effects*
  • Benzofurans / adverse effects*
  • Gallium Radioisotopes*
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / chemically induced
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radiography
  • Radionuclide Imaging


  • Benzofurans
  • Gallium Radioisotopes
  • Amiodarone