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European Journal of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 158–161 | Cite as

Contralateral correction in lateral lung imaging in phantom and clinical studies

  • John S. Fleming
  • Tony Goddard
  • Duncan M. Ackery
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Abstract

A technique for the subtraction of the contralateral contribution in lateral lung radio-nuclide imaging using gamma camera and computer is described. Its use in phantom studies and in patients with a variety of lung function disorders is described. The method is shown to successfully correct for both attenuation variation and contralateral contribution and enhance visualisation of defects. The potential clinical usefulness of the technique is discussed.

Keywords

Public Health Attenuation Clinical Study Nuclear Medicine Lung Function 
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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Fleming
    • 2
  • Tony Goddard
    • 2
  • Duncan M. Ackery
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineSouthampton General HospitalSouthamptonEngland
  2. 2.Department of Medical PhysicsSouthampton General HospitalSouthamptonEngland

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