Journal article

Imaging of regional ventilation: Is CT ventilation imaging the answer? A systematic review of the validation data

Fiona Hegi-Johnson, Dirk de Ruysscher, Paul Keall, Lizza Hendriks, Yevgeniy Vinogradskiy, Tokihiro Yamamoto, Bilal Tahir, John Kipritidis

RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Computed Tomography Ventilation Imaging (CTVI) is an experimental imaging modality that derives regional lung function information from non-contrast respiratory-correlated CT datasets. Despite CTVI being extensively studied in cross-modality imaging comparisons, there is a lack of consensus on the state of its clinical validation in humans. This systematic review evaluates the CTVI clinical validation studies to date, highlights their common strengths and weaknesses and makes recommendations. We performed a PUBMED and EMBASE search of all English language papers on CTVI between 2000 and 2018. The results of these searches were filtered in accordance to a set of eligibility criteria and analy..

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