Ventilasiestudies van die long met kripton-81m


Klopper, J. F. ; Van Heerden, P. D. R. ; Baard, W. P. (1981-08)

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During a 2-year study period it was found that krypton-81m was useful in routine clinical practice. During this period 1563 technetium-99m perfusion studies and 807 krypton-81m ventilation studies were performed. A distinct advantage of krypton-81m was the ease with which multiple views could be obtained. These views could be directly compared with those of preceding perfusion studies. However, interruptions in the regular supply of rubidium-81/krypton-81m generators affected 17.1% of perfusion studies and xenon-127 should be a suitable substitute for these periods.

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