ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.21, no.7, pp.393-398, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
Article / Article
ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
blunt trauma, Tc-99m-DTPA aerosol inhalation lung scintigraphy, Computed tomography, PULMONARY CONTUSION, SECONDARY INJURY, CLEARANCE, SURFACTANT, MANAGEMENT, DIAGNOSIS, CHILDREN, PIG
Istanbul University Affiliated:
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.