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Screening of pulmonary embolism by ventilation / perfusion tomography-SPECT and comparation with planar scintigraphy--our experiences.
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PMID:  19145806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
RESULTS: A total of 40 patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism were examined. Fifteen patients (37.5%) considered to have perfusion defect with preserved ventilation using ventilation/ perfusion tomography-SPECT. In this group five patients (33%) had multiple perfusion defects (RoPer = 16 poens, RoVent = o poens). Correlation coefficient has been sign among visual analysis and quantitative analysis (C = 0.510). In 25 patients (62.5%) we have found normal ventilation/ perfusion scintigraphy. On the planar scintigraphy PE with high probability was considered in five (26.6%) patients. Intermediate and low probability was considered in seven patients with planar ventilation/ perfusion scintigraphy. Sub-segmental perfusion defect with preserved ventilation we have found in two patients (13%). On the planar scintigraphy the same defect was unclear.
CONCLUSIONS: Ventilation/ Perfusion tomography-SPECT is clinically relevant in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, and may help reduce the number of non-diagnostic scintigraphy results. On the planar perfusion scintigraphy patients tended to have fewer perfusion defects corresponding pulmonary embolism.
Amela Begic; Alden Begic; Elma Kucukalic-Selimovic; Hasan Zutic; Amra Skopljak-Beganovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicinski arhiv     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0350-199X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Arh     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-16     Completed Date:  2009-02-11     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400722     Medline TA:  Med Arh     Country:  Bosnia and Hercegovina    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Nuclear Medicine, Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo.
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MeSH Terms
Lung / radionuclide imaging
Perfusion Imaging*
Pulmonary Embolism / radionuclide imaging*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*
Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio*

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