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Regional lung function evaluation with nitrogen-13

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Abstract

Regional ventilation and perfusion studies are routinely performed with molecular nitrogen-13 (a short-lived positron emitter), a multicrystal positron camera, and a computer. These studies have the advantage of viewing with equal sensitivity all sections of the lung simultaneously. Nitrogen-13 is less soluble than xenon in blood and therefore allows more accurate ventilation imaging. The short half-life of the radiopharmaceutical allows simultaneous ventilation and perfusion scintigraphy of the lung. Unlike other imaging techniques in which the residual radioactivity persists in the lung for hours, nitrogen-13 is rapidly cleared allowing repetitive imaging. Ventilation and perfusion studies are part of the routine preoperative evaluation for lung cancer resection or for bullectomy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and for assessment of pulmonary emboli in the presence of chronic obstructive disease.
Publication Date:
Oct 01, 1981
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-82-097547
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Eur. J. Nucl. Med.; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 6:10
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; DYNAMIC FUNCTION STUDIES; DIAGNOSIS; LUNGS; NITROGEN 13; COMPUTERS; DATA PROCESSING; EMBOLI; EQUILIBRIUM; IMAGE PROCESSING; IMAGES; PATIENTS; PERFUSED ORGANS; POSITRON CAMERAS; RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS; SCINTISCANNING; SENSITIVITY; VENTILATION; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-PLUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CAMERAS; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DRUGS; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; GAMMA CAMERAS; ISOTOPES; LABELLED COMPOUNDS; LIGHT NUCLEI; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NITROGEN ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; PROCESSING; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics
OSTI ID:
5587708
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: EJNMD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 453-457
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Ahluwalia, B, Brownell, G L, Hales, C, and Kazemi, H. Regional lung function evaluation with nitrogen-13. Germany: N. p., 1981. Web.
Ahluwalia, B, Brownell, G L, Hales, C, & Kazemi, H. Regional lung function evaluation with nitrogen-13. Germany.
Ahluwalia, B, Brownell, G L, Hales, C, and Kazemi, H. 1981. "Regional lung function evaluation with nitrogen-13." Germany.
@misc{etde_5587708,
title = {Regional lung function evaluation with nitrogen-13}
author = {Ahluwalia, B, Brownell, G L, Hales, C, and Kazemi, H}
abstractNote = {Regional ventilation and perfusion studies are routinely performed with molecular nitrogen-13 (a short-lived positron emitter), a multicrystal positron camera, and a computer. These studies have the advantage of viewing with equal sensitivity all sections of the lung simultaneously. Nitrogen-13 is less soluble than xenon in blood and therefore allows more accurate ventilation imaging. The short half-life of the radiopharmaceutical allows simultaneous ventilation and perfusion scintigraphy of the lung. Unlike other imaging techniques in which the residual radioactivity persists in the lung for hours, nitrogen-13 is rapidly cleared allowing repetitive imaging. Ventilation and perfusion studies are part of the routine preoperative evaluation for lung cancer resection or for bullectomy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and for assessment of pulmonary emboli in the presence of chronic obstructive disease.}
journal = {Eur. J. Nucl. Med.; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {6:10}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1981}
month = {Oct}
}