Intrabullous ventilation in pulmonary emphysema: assessment with dynamic xenon-133 gas SPECT.

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PURPOSE Intrabullous ventilation in patients with pulmonary emphysema (PE) was cross-sectionally evaluated using dynamic xenon-133 gas single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHODS Fifty-two patients with PE with a total of 109 bullae of more than 4 cm in maximum diameter underwent xenon-133 gas SPECT. The real xenon-133 gas half-clearance… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MNM.0b013e32834f264c

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@article{Suga2012IntrabullousVI, title={Intrabullous ventilation in pulmonary emphysema: assessment with dynamic xenon-133 gas SPECT.}, author={Kazuyoshi Suga and Hideyuki Iwanaga and Osamu Tokuda and Munemasa Okada and Naofumi Matsunaga}, journal={Nuclear medicine communications}, year={2012}, volume={33 4}, pages={371-8} }