Role of lung perfusion scintigraphy in relation to chest computed tomography and pulmonary function in the evaluation of candidates for lung volume reduction surgery.

@article{Thurnheer1999RoleOL,
  title={Role of lung perfusion scintigraphy in relation to chest computed tomography and pulmonary function in the evaluation of candidates for lung volume reduction surgery.},
  author={Robert Thurnheer and Hermann Engel and Walter Weder and Uz Stammberger and Irene Laube and Erich W. Russi and Konrad E Bloch},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={159 1},
  pages={301-10}
}
Lung perfusion scintigraphy is employed to evaluate patients with severe emphysema who are candidates for lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Our purpose was to investigate the role of scintigraphy in relation to chest computed tomography (CT) and lung function in this setting. Six observers blinded to clinical data retrospectively scored preoperative scintigrams of 70 patients undergoing bilateral video-assisted LVRS according to the distribution of lung perfusion as homogeneous… CONTINUE READING
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