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What is an example of an abnormal result of a lung perfusion scan?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
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In brief: V/Q mismatch

"ventilation - perfusion mismatch consistent with a high risk of pulmonary embolism.
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In brief: V/Q mismatch

"ventilation - perfusion mismatch consistent with a high risk of pulmonary embolism.
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Ventilation Scans...

A ventilation/perfusion scan (or vq) is a way to look at both airflow and blood flow to the lungs.
Abnormal blood flow can occur when there is a clot present (ie pulmonary embolism). Abnormal ventilation can occur when airflow is affected by a blocked airway (ie from cancer) or because of destroyed air sacs/alveoli (like in emphysema). A radiologist typically will "read" a VQ scan.

In brief: Ventilation Scans...

A ventilation/perfusion scan (or vq) is a way to look at both airflow and blood flow to the lungs.
Abnormal blood flow can occur when there is a clot present (ie pulmonary embolism). Abnormal ventilation can occur when airflow is affected by a blocked airway (ie from cancer) or because of destroyed air sacs/alveoli (like in emphysema). A radiologist typically will "read" a VQ scan.
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