SPECT V/Q for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy and clinical outcome

01/04/2018
First Author: Le Roux PY, Last Author: Salaun P

In recent years, the technology around V/Q scintigraphy has rapidly evolved allowing the introduction of SPECT, a new method of scintigraphic acquisition. SPECT V/Q has been reported to improve the diagnostic performances of the test and significantly decrease the proportion of non-diagnostic studies. [...] SPECT V/Q imaging has many proponents within the nuclear medicine community and has already largely replaced planar V/Q scintigraphy in daily practice for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE).

BMJ Open 2018; 8(4): e022024