Lung scintigraphy in COPD

First Author: Mortensen J, Last Author: Berg RM

"V/Q scintigraphy is a valuable functional imaging biomarker in relation to several aspects of COPD. Disturbances in the distribution of ventilation and perfusion, which are pertinent to the pathophysiology of COPD, are directly visualized, particularly when using inert gases or Technegas as ventilation tracers while performing the scintigraphy as SPECT."

Semin Nucl Med 2019; 49(1): 16-21