What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

Updated: Nov 15, 2016
  • Author: Nicholas V Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In some patients, imaging studies have included chest radiography, ECG, and abdominal ultrasonography.

Screening for amyloid within organs can be accomplished using scintigraphy with radioiodinated serum amyloid P component (ie, SAP scanning). This is a very sensitive test for detecting early systemic amyloidosis.


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