Nonsegmental ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy mismatch after radiation therapy

Bennett B. Chin, James S. Welsh, Lawrence R Kleinberg, David S Ettinger, Peter White

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Abstract

Purpose: This report illustrates the utility of ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy in differentiating radiation pneumonitis from other causes of dyspnea, including pulmonary embolism, heart failure, obstructive tumor, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Methods and Results: A nonsegmental mismatched perfusion abnormality, which exactly conformed to a radiation port, was diagnostic of radiation pneumonitis. Conclusion: In patients with lung tumors presenting with dyspnea, ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy may be useful in diagnosing radiation pneumonitis and effectively excluding other causes of dyspnea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1999

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Radiation Pneumonitis
Perfusion Imaging
Dyspnea
Ventilation
Radiotherapy
Pulmonary Embolism
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Neoplasms
Heart Failure
Perfusion
Radiation
Lung

Keywords

  • Lung Cancer
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Ventilation-Perfusion Scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Nonsegmental ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy mismatch after radiation therapy. / Chin, Bennett B.; Welsh, James S.; Kleinberg, Lawrence R; Ettinger, David S; White, Peter.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.1999, p. 54-56.

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