How to use a gestalt interpretation for ventilation-perfusion lung scintigraphy

Petronella J Hagen, Ieneke J C Hartmann, Otto S Hoekstra, Marcel P M Stokkel, Gerrit J J Teule, Martin H Prins
2002 Journal of Nuclear Medicine  
The use of a so-called gestalt interpretation, an integration of different sets of criteria and the physician's own experience, has been advocated in the interpretation of lung scintigraphs of patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism. However, data on the reliability of this approach are limited. The aim of this study was to investigate the observer variability and accuracy of the gestalt interpretation of perfusion scintigraphy (combined with chest radiography) as well as the
more » ... t of adding ventilation scintigraphy and clinical pretest information.
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