Isotope lung imaging.

Current opinion in radiology

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Coates G. Isotope lung imaging. Curr Opin Radiol. 1992;4(5):79-86.
The contribution of isotope imaging to the investigation of respiratory disease has been primarily limited to the detection of ventilation and perfusion abnormalities and the investigation of inflammation or cancer. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the metabolic function of the lung and in measurements of alveolar capillary permeability in a variety of conditions. This review will deal with these newer applications of isotope techniques in the lung in addition to developments in ventilation-perfusion imaging.