Ventilation/Perfusion Imaging with SPECT-CT

  • Henrik Gutte
  • Jann Mortensen
  • Andreas Kjær


Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a severe and potentially fatal disease with a mortality rate of approximately 30% if untreated. The incidence is 2 per 1,000 person years in the Western countries. PE is a blockage of the main pulmonary artery or one of its branches by a thrombus, typically a blood clot from the deep veins of the lower extremities. PE reduces the cross-sectional area of the pulmonary blood vessels, resulting in an increase in total pulmonary vascular resistance and pulmonary hypertension.


Acute Pulmonary Embolism Lung Volume Reduction Surgery MDCT Angiography Lung Scintigraphy Pulmonary Blood Vessel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik Gutte
    • 1
  • Jann Mortensen
    • 1
  • Andreas Kjær
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine and PETCopenhagen University HospitalCopenhagenDenmark

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