Table 28V/Q scan (planar lung scintigraphy) – results from individual studies included in review

StudyTotal patientsTP (c)TN (c)FP (c)FN (c)Non-diagnosticUnaccountedSensitivitySpecificity
V/Q scan- planar lung scintigraphy
Gray (1990)88(a)7815321030-1.00 [0.78, 1.00]0.97 [0.84, 1.00]
Gutte (2010)89(a)41718745-0.64 [0.31, 0.89]0.72 [0.51, 0.88]
Ohno (2004)17648828840-0.67 [0.35, 0.90]0.78 [0.61, 0.90]
Wang (2009)258 (a)281113112-0.92 [0.62, 1.00]0.93 [0.66, 1.00]
Vreim (1990)257 (H)(a,b)73110246614149--0.41 [0.35, 0.47]0.97 [0.95, 0.98]
Vreim (1990)257 (H/I)(a,b)73120724923144--0.82 [0.77, 0.87]0.52 [0.47, 0.56]
Vreim (1990)257 (H/I/L) (a,b)731246504305--0.98 [0.95, 0.99]0.10 [0.08, 0.14]
Vreim (1990)257 (b) exclude non diagnostic731----364---
Gutte (2001)89(SPE CT)(a),41102030531.00 [0.69, 1.00]0.87 [0.66, 0.97]

Table shows the valued as reported in the studies. Please see footnotes on Table 26 and Table 29 for study limitations.


Vreim (1990) 257 divided the population into high, intermediate and low risk of PE.


TP= true positive, TN = true negative, FP =false positive, FN = false negative.

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