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SPECT V/Q in lung emboly

W M Pace, M L Goris
A patient with high clinical suspicion for pulmonary embolism underwent a diagnostic scintigraphic ventilation/perfusion scan. The planar images revealed an unmatched perfusion defect with a stripe sign in the right middle lobe. A stripe sign is the appearance of normally perfused tissue between the defect and the pleural surface suggesting a nonpleural-based abnormality. SPECT images acquired in the same study period, however, failed to demonstrate normally perfused tissue between the defect and the pleural surface...
April 1998: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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