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Figure 1: (a) An 83-year-old male patient with ventriculoperitoneal shunt implanted for normal pressure hydrocephalus underwent radionuclide shunt study by direct administration of 6 mCi of technetium-99m diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid into the shunt reservoir. The anterior-posterior static imaging of the vertex-thoracic region at 30 min after injection shows very intense radiotracer uptake at the cranial region and transit of activity through the proximal part of the shunt. (b) However, subsequent anterior-posterior static images of thoracoabdominal region demonstrate linear extension of activity through the distal part of shunt without significant spread to the remainder of the peritoneal cavity

Figure 1: (a) An 83-year-old male patient with ventriculoperitoneal shunt implanted for normal pressure hydrocephalus underwent radionuclide shunt study by direct administration of 6 mCi of technetium-99m diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid into the shunt reservoir. The anterior-posterior static imaging of the vertex-thoracic region at 30 min after injection shows very intense radiotracer uptake at the cranial region and transit of activity through the proximal part of the shunt. (b) However, subsequent anterior-posterior static images of thoracoabdominal region demonstrate linear extension of activity through the distal part of shunt without significant spread to the remainder of the peritoneal cavity