Lung V/Q Scan

What is Lung V/Q Scan?

It is a process that uses a small quantity of radioactive material to study the ventilation (air flow) and perfusion (blood flow) in the lungs. Medanta has dual headed SPECT gam...

How does it help?

The scan helps to determine the flow of the air and blood through the lungs. The blood supply through the lungs is measured by the perfusion scan. This procedure is usually foll...

How is it done?

What are the benefit and risks of this procedure?

The scan is a fairly simple process, but as any other surgical scan, it might have some rare risks and complications.

The scan is only performed if the benefits outweigh the risks of the procedure, which happens in most of the cases. The procedure will give the exact air flow and blood flow that can help in selecting the right mode of treatment.

The procedure will expose the patient to a radioactive material, but the radioactive exposure in this treatment is strictly within the recommended national level. If the patient is pregnant, it should be conveyed to the doctor to avoid the risk of radiation exposure to the fetus. Some of the radi...

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