The role of Tc-99m DTPA aerosol scintigraphy in the differential diagnosis of COPD and asthma


Karacavus S., İNTEPE Y. S.

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.9, no.2, pp.189-195, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.12123
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-195

Abstract

ObjectiveChronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and asthma are characterized as similar to each other in causing airway obstruction and being an inflammatory process. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether technetium-99m diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Tc-99m-DTPA) aerosol scintigraphy could be used in the differential diagnosis of asthma and COPD.