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Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan

Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan

Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan: A pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan is a combination of two tests to measure how well air and blood are passed into and through the lungs, respectively: the ventilation part involves inhaling a radioactive gas through a mask and the perfusion part involves injecting radioactive albumin into a vein; all radioactive particles are detected by a nuclear scanner, or positron emission tomography machine.

Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan: Other Names

Other names for Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan include:

  • V-Q scan

Symptoms Associated with Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan:

Diseases Associated with Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan:

  • Airway obstruction
  • Pulmonary artery occlusion
  • Damage from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema or chronic bronchitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage)
  • Reduced breathing ability

Basic Information: Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan' may be involved.

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