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Overview of the Novel and Improved Pulmonary Ventilation-Perfusion Imaging Applications in the Era of SPECT/CT.

Research paper by Saeed S Elojeimy, Irene I Cruite, Stephen S Bowen, Jing J Zeng, Hubert H Vesselle

Indexed on: 12 Oct '16Published on: 12 Oct '16Published in: AJR. American journal of roentgenology



Abstract

In this article, we describe the concepts of ventilation-perfusion planar, SPECT, and SPECT/CT and outline the advantages of integrated ventilation-perfusion SPECT/CT over planar imaging. We present an overview of the traditional and new applications of ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy.SPECT/CT has improved the diagnostic accuracy of ventilation-perfusion imaging and opened the door for a new spectrum of applications.