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Can wearing a singlet top under hosptial gown for v/q scan matter?

Can wearing a singlet top under hosptial gown for v/q scan matter?

No: I AM unaware that this is a problem. I have ordered perfusion scans for awhile and that is typical attire ...Read more

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What would a v/q scan tell a doctor about air flow through an affected part of the lung?

What would a v/q scan tell a doctor about air flow through an affected part of the lung?

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 the lung (pulmonary embolism-pe). If the affected part of the lung has impaired blood flow but normal airflow (called v/q mismatch) , a diagnosis of pe is entertained. If there is abnormal blood flow and abnormal airflow , then consider emphysema. ...Read more

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What would a v/q scan tell the doctor about air flow through the affected part of the lung?

What would a v/q scan tell the doctor about air flow through the affected part of the lung?

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 these tests are ordered to confirm or exclude whether the patient has a pulmonary embolism ( blood clot) in the lungs. However even negative V/Q scans can detect early to sever signs of emphysema /COPD. Which can also because of shortness of breath ...Read more

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2. What would a v/q scan tell the doctor about pulmonary blood flow to the affected part of the lung?

2.	What would a v/q scan tell the doctor about pulmonary blood flow to the affected part of the lung?

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 happens you have a blockage to blood flow (abnormal or reduced q) but normal air flow (ventilation). Other diseases in the lungs tend to reduce both v and q similarly. ...Read more

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Tell me what is nuclear scan the v.A has this and can be done and does exist?

Tell me what is nuclear scan the v.A has this and can be done and does exist?

Call hospital: If va means veterans administration, then most va hospitals have equipment to do basic nuclear medicine tests. Should call hospital and inquire. ...Read more

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What is staging scans and plan for sx?

What is staging scans and plan for sx?

Staging and planning: Staging scans are typically done in setting of newly diagnosed cancer to determine the stage (1–4) of the cancer. The more advanced the stage the lower the long-term survival. Planning scans are typically done by surgeons prior to an operation in order to determine anatomical layout and to plan the approach of the surgery. ...Read more

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Is there pain involved in a hiada scan?

Is there pain involved in a hiada scan?

Possible with CCK: The hida scan itself should be pain free aside from the intravenous injection. If the scan was ordered with cck (cholecystokinin), a medication that stimulates the gallbladder to contract, then it is possible that gallbladder symptoms, if present, could be duplicated. ...Read more

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What is a hida scan?

What is a hida scan?

HIDA scan: Is a nuclear medicine test that evaluates the gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. Pictures are taken after a special dye is injected into a vein. The patient may be given a fatty meal. ...Read more

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