Using Tc-99m-DTPA radioaerosol inhalation lung scan as compared with computed tomography to detect lung injury in blunt chest trauma

Esme H., Kaya E., Solak O., Yavuz Y., Yururnez Y., SEZER M.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.21, no.7, pp.393-398, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12149-007-0043-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.393-398
  • Keywords: blunt trauma, Tc-99m-DTPA aerosol inhalation lung scintigraphy, Computed tomography, PULMONARY CONTUSION, SECONDARY INJURY, CLEARANCE, SURFACTANT, MANAGEMENT, DIAGNOSIS, CHILDREN, PIG
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background Detection of pulmonary contusion in patients with blunt chest trauma is very important so as to commence therapy immediately to avoid irreversible damage. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of technetium-99m diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (Tc-99m-DTPA) aerosol inhalation lung scintigraphy in comparison with chest computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of pulmonary contusion at acute blunt chest trauma.