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Pulmonary Imaging in Fat Embolism Syndrome

PARK, HEE-MYUNG, M.D.; DUCRET, RENÉ P., M.D.; BRINDLEY, DUNCAN C., M.D.

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Ventilation/perfusion lung scanning can be used to effectively detect fat embolism following skeletal trauma. Typical ventilation/perfusion findings may be present when the chest radiograph is normal, and clinical findings are equivocal.

From the Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

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