Pulmonary nuclear medicine

Eur J Nucl Med. 1992;19(5):355-68. doi: 10.1007/BF00177058.


This article reviews the contribution made by nuclear imaging to the assessment, diagnosis and monitoring of patients with respiratory disease. It focuses on several specific areas including the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, the investigation of intrapulmonary infection and neoplasm and the role of positron emission tomography (PET) scanning.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • HIV Seropositivity / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Mucociliary Clearance
  • Pulmonary Embolism / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed