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what would a v q scan tell the doctor about pulmonary blood flow to the affected part of the lung

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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
VQ scans: With a VQ scan, the v refers to "ventilation, and the q refers to blood flow. The test is designed as a test for a blood clot in the lung. When this h ... Read More
Dr. Robert Carroll
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
SHOWS PATTERN: Diagnoses pulmonary embolism in ventilated areas of the lung. Differentiates pulmonary embolism from other causes of altered perfusion.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Matching: A v/q scan (aka ventilation perfusion lung scan) is specifically used in situations where there is a concern for either inadequate airflow or blood fl ... Read More
Dr. Luke Bolek
16 years experience Nuclear Medicine
COPD: A V (ventilation) / Q ( perfusion ) lung scan is designed to tell a doctor why a patient MAY have shortness of Breath or chest pain. Most of the time ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Rosin
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible PE: It is done to look for signs that may support the diagnosis for a pulmonary embolism. If the area of the lung is getting air flow, but not blood flow ... Read More
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
54 years experience Nuclear Medicine
A LOT OF INFORMATIO: A v/q scan provides a lot of information to the doctor about the blood flow to the lung and airflow to the lung. It is done to diagnose blood clot in ... Read More
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Dr. Raymond Taillefer
41 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Pulmonary emboli: The main reason to perform a radionuclide lung study for both ventilation (=v) and perfusion ( =q) is to detect lung embolism, usually caused by a blo ... Read More
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many reasons: Blood in the fluid around the lungs (a pleural effusion) can be from many things such as inflammation, infections and cancer. Your physician will sen ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Quinn
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need ct: You need a ct scan of your chest to check for a blood clot in your lung.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Blood flow to heart & lungs increase during exercise in order to improve oxygenation of muscles. Blood flow also increases to remove metabolic was ... Read More
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Dr. Atique Mirza
30 years experience Cardiology
No: It is a peripheral α-adrenergic agonist, finds use in the clinical management of patients with orthostatic hypotension or hypotension secondary to oth ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large ... Read More
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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Smoke free: Remaining smoke free is the way to help your lungs clear themselves from smoking related debris. I am unaware of any food that will speed this process ... Read More
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