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Letters Pulmonary embolism

V/Q SPECT in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 19 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1555
  1. Thomas Grüning, consultant in nuclear medicine1,
  2. Brent E Drake, consultant in nuclear medicine and radiology1
  1. 1Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK
  1. thomas.gruning{at}

Takach Lapner and Kearon’s review does not reflect current clinical practice with regard to ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scanning.1 Following publication of European and American specialist society guidelines, two dimensional planar scans are being replaced by three dimensional single photon emission computed …

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