SPECT kombineret med CT-angiografi giver bedre diagnostik af lungeemboli--sekundaerpublikation

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

The aim of our study was to perform a prospective study that compared the diagnostic ability of V/Q single photon emission computer tomography (V/Q-SPECT), V/Q-SPECT combined with low-dose computed tomography (CT) and pulmonary multidetector computed tomography(MDCT)-angiography in patients suspected of having pulmonary embolism (PE) using a dedicated combined SPECT/MDCT-scanner. V/Q-SPECT in combination with low-dose CT had a sensitivity of 97% and a specificity of 100%. MDCT angiography had a sensitivity of 68% and a specificity of 100%. We conclude that V/Q-SPECT in combination with low-dose CT without contrast has an excellent diagnostic performance and should be considered the first-line imaging technique in the work-up of PE in most cases.
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume172
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)41-3
Number of pages3
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2010

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