What Are the Procedures of VQ Scan for Pulmonary Embolism?

Q:
What are the procedures of VQ scan for pulmonary embolism?

A:
Firstly, set up an intravenous line (IV) and inject radionuclide dye which contains small amounts of radioactive technetium into the bloodstream through a needle.

Secondly, use special scanner to detect the dye and look at how it flows into the lungs via bloodstreams.

Next, conduct pulmonary ventilation scan. You need to breath a gas with a radioactive substance through the mouthpiece for imaging.

Finally, take pictures of the lungs while breathing, hold your breath for capturing certain images.

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