Reproducibility of lobar perfusion and ventilation quantification using a SPECT/CT segmentation software in lung cancer patients

01/04/2017
First Author: Provost, K, Last Author: Lord, M

Quantification of regional lung perfusion and ventilation using a SPECT/CT-based lung segmentation software is highly reproducible. This three-dimensional method yields statistically significant differences in measurements for right lung lobes when compared to planar scintigraphy. We recommend that SPECT/CT based quantification be used for all lung cancer patients undergoing pre-therapy evaluation of regional lung function.

J Nucl Med Technol 2017; [Epub ahead of print]