Is the predicted postoperative FEV1 estimated by planar lung perfusion scintigraphy accurate in patients undergoing pulmonary resection? Comparison of two processing methods


Caglar M., KARA M., Aksoy T., Kiratli P. O. , KARABULUT E. , DOĞAN R.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.24, no.6, pp.447-453, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12149-010-0378-6
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-453

Abstract

Estimation of postoperative forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) with radionuclide lung scintigraphy is frequently used to define functional operability in patients undergoing lung resection. We conducted a study to outline the reliability of planar quantitative lung perfusion scintigraphy (QLPS) with two different processing methods to estimate the postoperative lung function in patients with resectable lung disease.