Ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy is more sensitive than multidetector CTPA in detecting chronic thromboembolic pulmonary disease as a treatable cause of pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Tunariu2007VentilationperfusionSI,
  title={Ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy is more sensitive than multidetector CTPA in detecting chronic thromboembolic pulmonary disease as a treatable cause of pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Nina Tunariu and Simon J. Gibbs and Zarni Win and Wendy Gin-Sing and Alison Graham and Philip Gishen and Adil M. Al-Nahhas},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={680-4}
}
UNLABELLED Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a progressive disease with a poor prognosis. Identifying chronic thromboembolic pulmonary disease as a cause of PH has major clinical implications as these patients could be potentially offered a surgical cure. Ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scintigraphy has a high sensitivity to detect embolic disease but its value has been challenged with the emergence of multidetector CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA). We compared the value of V/Q scintigraphy with CTPA… CONTINUE READING
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