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How do they do a lung VQ scan on a person?
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Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Two steps procedure
A lung scintigraphy has two components.
The ventilation part (v of v/q) which consists in inhalation of 99mtc-gaz or aerosols and the perfusion part ( q of v/q) which involves the intravenous injection of 99mtc-maa which are used to see the perfusion of the lungs. Usually a lung scan is performed to detect pulmonary emboli ( blood clots in the lungs) or to perform a preoperative evaluation

In brief: Two steps procedure
A lung scintigraphy has two components.
The ventilation part (v of v/q) which consists in inhalation of 99mtc-gaz or aerosols and the perfusion part ( q of v/q) which involves the intravenous injection of 99mtc-maa which are used to see the perfusion of the lungs. Usually a lung scan is performed to detect pulmonary emboli ( blood clots in the lungs) or to perform a preoperative evaluation
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Radiologyinfo.org
Gives good overview.

In brief: Radiologyinfo.org
Gives good overview.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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