Comparison of V/Q SPECT and planar V/Q lung scintigraphy in diagnosing acute pulmonary embolism

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Henrik Gutte Borgwardt, Jann Mortensen, Claus Verner Jensen, Peter Von Der Recke, Claus Leth Petersen, Ulrik Sloth Kristoffersen, Andreas Kjær

Planar ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scintigraphy is currently the standard method for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) in most nuclear medicine centers. However, recent studies have shown a superior sensitivity and specificity when applying V/Q single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in diagnosing PE. This study evaluated the diagnostic performance of three-dimensional V/Q SPECT in comparison with planar V/Q scintigraphy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNuclear Medicine Communications
Volume31
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)82-6
Number of pages5
ISSN0143-3636
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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