Recommended Literature for Pulmonary Studies
- State-of-the-Art Imaging Techniques in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (2006)
Discusses various imaging modalities including computed tomography; echocardiography and magnetic resonance angiography alongside ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy.
- CT Pulmonary Angiography vs Ventilation-Perfusion Lung Scanning in Patients With Suspected Pulmonary Embolism (2007)
A randomized controlled trial comparing Ventilation-Perfusion scanning with CT Pulmonary Angiography.
- Don’t Bury the V/Q Scan: It’s as Good as Multidetector CT Angiograms with a Lot Less Radiation Exposure (2008)
- Effect of the introduction of helical CT on radiation dose in the investigation of pulmonary embolism (2005)
The aim of this study was to assess the change in patient radiation dose in the radiological investigation of pulmonary embolism since the introduction of helical CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in a large teaching hospital.
- Helical CT for the Evaluation of Acute Pulmonary Embolism (2005)
In this article, the current role of CT pulmonary angiography and indirect CT venography for the evaluation of pulmonary thromboembolic disease is reviewed.
- Imaging Thromboembolism with Fibrin-Avid 99mTc-Peptide: Evaluation in Swine (2006)
A pentapeptide, Gly-Pro-Arg-Pro-Pro, with high affinity for a-chain-fibrin was labeled with 99mTc (99mTc-TP850) and evaluated in swine to image experimental venous thromboembolis(deep vein thrombosis [DVT]) and pulmonary embolism (PE).
- Modified PIOPED Criteria Used in Clinical Practice (1995)
To assess the use of modified PIOPED scintigraphic criteria for lung scan (V/Q) interpretation to detect pulmonary embolism (PE), this study prospectively applied these criteria in suspected PE patients referred for V/Q over a 30-month period.