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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?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: SHOWS PATTERN

Diagnoses pulmonary embolism in ventilated areas of the lung.
Differentiates pulmonary embolism from other causes of altered perfusion.

In brief: SHOWS PATTERN

Diagnoses pulmonary embolism in ventilated areas of the lung.
Differentiates pulmonary embolism from other causes of altered perfusion.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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