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What person needs a lung ventilation/perfusion scan?

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Dr. Timothy Byrnes
Internal Medicine
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In brief:

Folks with a suspicion for blood clot in the lung.
This may be due to spells of breathlessness or chest pain or both. More common if there is blood clots in the leg (phlebitis).

In brief:

Folks with a suspicion for blood clot in the lung.
This may be due to spells of breathlessness or chest pain or both. More common if there is blood clots in the leg (phlebitis).
Dr. Timothy Byrnes
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
In children congenital anomalies such as lung hypoplasia or asymmetric pulmonary perfusion secondary to congenital heart lesions are evaluated.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Pulmonary Embolism

Typically, the person who gets a lung ventilation perfusion scan is being evaluated for possible pulmonary embolism, to help guide medical management.

In brief: Pulmonary Embolism

Typically, the person who gets a lung ventilation perfusion scan is being evaluated for possible pulmonary embolism, to help guide medical management.
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
In children congenital anomalies such as lung hypoplasia or asymmetric pulmonary perfusion secondary to congenital heart lesions are evaluated.
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