[Ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism]

Radiologe. 2007 Aug;47(8):698-707. doi: 10.1007/s00117-007-1534-4.
[Article in German]


Diagnosis of venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism is a common clinical problem. Imaging results frequently play a central role in the clinical decision process. This article on nuclear medicine procedures in the diagnosis of suspected pulmonary embolism provides information on pathophysiological basics, commonly used radiopharmaceuticals as well as procedure and interpretation of ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aerosols*
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Artery / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pulmonary Embolism / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radioisotopes / administration & dosage*
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon / methods*
  • Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio*


  • Aerosols
  • Radioisotopes
  • Radiopharmaceuticals