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An Update on the Preoperative Role of Lung Scintigraphy


Background: Lung surgery is associated with a high rate of complications, and an optimal selection of surgical candidates is necessary. Quantitative perfusion scintigraphy is known to predict postoperative pulmonary reserve and function, especially forced expiratory volume in 1 second. However, there is limited data on indications, technique, and optimal utilization of ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy (VPS). Objective: To understand the preoperative role of lung VPS. Design: Revi more...
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