Radionuclide cinepneumography: Flow-volume imaging of the respiratory cycle

B. R. Line, J. A. Cooper, K. M. Spicer, A. E. Jones, R. G. Crystal, G. S. Johnston

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Abstract

A procedure is described that generates a series of images spanning an average respiratory cycle. Images are constructed from scintigraphic data with similar respiratory flow and volume characteristics so that they may be displayed in continuous-loop movie format. This technique is noninvasive and requires little patient cooperation or technologist time. It should be most useful in investigations of dynamic pulmonary function, but may be applied to any radionuclide study affected by respiratory motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume21
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 1980

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Line, B. R., Cooper, J. A., Spicer, K. M., Jones, A. E., Crystal, R. G., & Johnston, G. S. (1980). Radionuclide cinepneumography: Flow-volume imaging of the respiratory cycle. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 21(3), 219-224.