Evaluation of liver perfusion in diabetic patients using 99mTc-sestamibi

Sen H., Tan Y. Z., Binnetoglu E., Asik M., Gunes F., Erbag G., ...More

WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, vol.127, pp.19-23, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 127
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00508-014-0614-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-23
  • Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Liver perfusion, Technetium-99m-2-methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrite, Liver scintigraphy, GLUCOSE-METABOLISM, COMPLICATIONS, TL-201
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Objective The liver is an important organ for various aspects of glucose metabolism, including glucose uptake, storage, and synthesis. It is a major organ in the metabolic process with perfusion provided by both the portal vein and hepatic artery. In diabetic patients organ perfusion is reduced and this is linked to atherosclerosis, and as a result complications occur. In this study, we aimed to evaluate liver perfusion by scintigraphic methods in diabetic patients.