External Imaging of Pulmonary Perfusion and Ventilation

  • Ferruccio Fazio
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 3)


The routine chest X-ray is a standard radiographic procedure which provides a great deal of anatomic information to the physician. Indeed, the chest X-ray will detect increased or reduced density of lung structures, thus providing information on lung anatomy, rather than function.


Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary Blood Flow Lung Perfusion Pulmonary Perfusion Regional Ventilation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Ahmad, M., Fletcher, J.W., Pur-Shahriari, A.A., George, E.A., and Donati, R.M., 1979, Radionuclide venography and lung scanning, J.Nucl.Med., 20: 291.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Clark, J.C., Horlock, P.L., and Watson, I.A., 1976, Krypton-81m generators, Radiochem.Radioanalyt.Lett., 25: 245.Google Scholar
  3. Dalen, J.E., Mathur, V.S., Evans, H., Haynes, F.W., Pur-Shahriari, A.A., Stein, P.D., and Dexter, L., 1966, Pulmonary angiography in experimental pulmonary embolism, Am.Heart J. , 72: 509.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Fazio, F., and Jones, T., 1975, Assessment of regional ventilation by continuous inhalation of radioactive Krypton-81m,, 3: 673.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Fazio, F., Lavender, J.P., and Steiner, R.E., 1978a, 81mKr ventilation and 99mxc perfusion scans in chest disease: Comparison with standard radiographs. Am.J.Roentgeno., 130: 421.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Fazio, F., Santolicandro, A., Solfanelli, S., Palla, A., Fornai, E., and Giuntini, C., 1978b, Lung imaging following inhalation of 99mTc-labelied microspheres: A comparison with the 81mkr ventilation technique, in: “Clinical and Experimental Applications of Krypton-81m,” J.P. Lavender, ed., British Journal of Radiology, Special Report No. 15, pp. 130–140.Google Scholar
  7. Fazio, F., Palla, A., Santolicandro, A., Solfanelli, S., Fornai, E., and Giuntini, C, 1979a, Studies of regional ventilation in asthma using 81mKr, Lung, 156: 185.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. Fazio, F., Pratt, T.A. , McKenzie, CG., and Steiner, R.E., 1979b, Improvement in regional ventilation and perfusion after radiotherapy for unresectable carcinoma of the bronchus, Am.J. Roentgenol., 133: 191.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Fazio, F., Solfanelli, S. , di Ricco, G., Balbarini, A., Mariani, M., and Giuntini, C, 1979c, Regional lung ventilation and perfusion in patients with left heart valvular disease, in: “Cardiac Lung,” C. Giuntini and P. Panuccio, eds., Piccin, Padova, pp. 85–96.Google Scholar
  10. Giuntini, C, 1979, Personal Communication.Google Scholar
  11. Goddard, B.A., and Ackery, D.M., 1975, Xenon-133, 127Xe and 125xe for lung function investigations: a dosimetric comparison, J.Nucl.Med., 16: 780.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. Goris, M.L., Daspit, S.G., Walter, J.P. , McRae, J., and Lamb, J., 1977, Applications of ventilation lung imaging with 81mKrypton, Radiology, 122: 399.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. Greening, A.P., Miniati, M. , Clay, M., and Fazio, F., 1979, Regional deposition of aerosols in health and in airways obstruction: A comparison with krypton-81m ventilation scanning, in.: Proceedings of Sixieme Congres International de Pneumologie, Montpellier, France, 17–18 May 1979.Google Scholar
  14. Greenspan, R.H., 1974, Does a normal isotope perfusion scan exclude pulmonary embolism? Invest.Radiol., 9: 44.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Lavender, J.P. , Irving, H. , Fazio, F., and Jones, T., 1979, Radioisotope lung scanning using Krypton-81m in acute respiratory disease, Am.J.Roentgeno1. , submitted for publication.Google Scholar
  16. Loken, M.K., and Westgate, H.D., 1968, Using Xenon-133 and a scintillation camera to evaluate pulmonary function, J.Nucl. Med., 9: 45.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  17. McNeil, B.J., 1976, A diagnostic strategy using ventilation-perfusion studies in patients suspect for pulmonary embolism, J.Nucl.Med., 17: 613.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  18. Moser, K.M., 1977, Pulmonary embolism, Am. Rey. Resp. Pis., 115: 829.Google Scholar
  19. Muir, D.C.F. , 1972, Deposition and clearance of inhaled particles, in: “Clinical Aspects of Inhaled Particles,” D.C.F. Muir, ed., William Heinemann Medical Books Limited, London.Google Scholar
  20. Newhouse, M.T., Wright, F.J., and Ingham, G.K. , 1968, Use of scintillation camera and 133xenon for study of topographic pulmonary function, Resp. Physio1., 4: 141.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Poulose, K.P., Reba, R.C., Gilday, D.L., Deland, F.H. , and Wagner, H.N.Jr., 1970, Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. A correlative study of the clinical, scan, and angiographic findings,, 3: 67.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  22. Quinn, J.L.III, Whitley, J.E. , Hudspeth, A.S., and Prichard, R.W. , 1964, Early clinical applications of lung scintiscanning, Radiology, 82: 315.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  23. Seeker-WaIker, R.H., Jackson, J.A. , and Goodwin, J., 1970, Resolution of pulmonary embolism,, 4: 135.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Taplin, G.V., and Chopra, S.K., 1978, Lung perfusion-inhalation scintigraphy in obstructive airway disease and pulmonary embolism, Radio1.C1in.N.Am., 16: 491.Google Scholar
  25. Taplin, G.V., Johnson, D.E., Dore, E.K., and Kaplan, H.S., 1964, Lung photoscans with macroaggregates of human serum radio ,albumin. Health Physics, 10: 1219.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  26. Taplin, G.V., Poe, N.D., and Greenberg, A., 1966, Lung scanning following radioaerosol inhalation, J.Nucl.Med., 7: 77.Google Scholar
  27. Von Euler, U.S., and Liljestrand, G., 1946, Observations on the pulmonary arterial blood pressure in the cat, Acta Physiol. Scand., 12: 301.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Wagner, H.N.Jr., Sabiston, D.C.Jr., Iio, M. , McAfee, J.G., Mayer, J.K., and Langan, J.K., 1964, Regional pulmonary blood flow in man by radioisotope scanning, J.Am.Med.Assoc., 187: 601.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. West, J.B., 1977, “Regional Differences in the Lung,” J.B. West, ed., Academic Press, New York, San Francisco, London.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferruccio Fazio
    • 1
  1. 1.M.R.C. Cyclotron Unit and Department of MedicineHammersmith HospitalLondonUK

Personalised recommendations