Journal article

Pulmonary Scintigraphy for the Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism: A Survey of Current Practices in Australia, Canada, and France

Pierre-Yves Le Roux, Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Romain De Laroche, Michael S Hofman, Lionel S Zuckier, Paul Roach, Jean-Philippe Vuillez, Rodney J Hicks, Gregoire Le Gal, Pierre-Yves Salaun

Journal of Nuclear Medicine | SOC NUCLEAR MEDICINE INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

UNLABELLED: There are currently no data published regarding the proportion of nuclear medicine centers using SPECT or SPECT/CT rather than planar ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) imaging in patients with suspected acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Furthermore, the reporting criteria used for interpretation of both planar and SPECT V/Q scans are variable and data are lacking regarding which criteria are commonly used in various centers. The aim of this study was to assess current practices regarding the performance and interpretation of lung scintigraphy across 3 different countries. METHODS: A short online survey composed of simple multiple-choice questions was distributed to nuclear medicine depart..

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