Is the lung scan alive and well? Facts and controversies in defining the role of lung scintigraphy for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the era of MDCT

@article{Reid2008IsTL,
  title={Is the lung scan alive and well? Facts and controversies in defining the role of lung scintigraphy for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the era of MDCT},
  author={John H. Reid and Emmanuel E. Coche and Tomio Inoue and Edmund E. Kim and Maurizio Dondi and Naoyuki Watanabe and Giuliano Mariani},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={505-521}
}
The last decade has seen a changing pattern of utilization of multidetector CT (MDCT) versus lung perfusion scintigraphy in the investigation of pulmonary venous thromboembolism (VTE). In response to this the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) determined that the subject required an overview. The IAEA has invited a group of five specialists in the relevant fields to review the current status and optimum role of scintigraphy, to explore some of the facts and controversies surrounding the… CONTINUE READING

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