Impact of ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography on treatment duration of pulmonary embolism.

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The aim of the study was to establish whether the duration of anticoagulant (AC) therapy can be tailored, on an objective basis, by using ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (V/P SPECT) and to assess the extent of residual perfusion defects over time. In particular, we addressed the following: (a) is the extent of perfusion recovery at 3 months of initial pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosis a satisfactory criterion for deciding the duration of oral AC? (b) Is it safe to withdraw AC at 3 months if perfusion recovery is complete?


  • Amela Begic
  • Emina Opanković
  • Vesna Cukić
  • Medzida Rustempašić
  • Amila Bašić
  • Massimo Miniati
  • Jonas Jögi
  • Marika Bajc
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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-167
JournalNuclear Medicine Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

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