Scintigraphic perfusion patterns in patients with diffuse lung disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Perfusion scintigrams of 55 patients with radiographic evidence of diffuse lung disease were reviewed. Thirty-nine had acute and/or chronic changes caused by congestive heart failure, and 16 had diffuse reticulonodular disease. A normal or near-normal perfusion pattern was seen in 40/55 (73%), and this finding was equally common in the two groups. The authors conclude that perfusion scintigraphy is useful in excluding pulmonary embolism in patients with radiographic evidence of diffuse, symmetrical lung disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Newman, GE; Sullivan, DC; Gottschalk, A; Putman, CE

Published Date

  • April 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 143 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 227 - 231

PubMed ID

  • 7063731

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.143.1.7063731


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States