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2020 Jun 18

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging

Ventilation/perfusion SPECT/CT findings in different lung lesions associated with COVID-19: a case series.


Cobes N, Guernou M, Lussato D, Queneau M, Songy B, Bonardel G, Grellier J-F
Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2020 Jun 18.
PMID: 32556400.


The aim of this series of cases is to show the aspects of ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography combined with computed tomography (V/Q SPECT/CT) in patients hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia, with the worsening of respiratory symptoms raising the suspicion of a pulmonary embolism. Patients did not benefit from CT angiography for various reasons: a contraindication, unavailability of the CT angiography, or a low clinical probability for pulmonary embolism.