What Are the Procedures of VQ Scan for Pulmonary Embolism?

What are the procedures of VQ scan for pulmonary embolism?

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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