At Trinity Medical Imaging we can perform nuclear medicine scans of the lungs which are useful to assess the blood flow in the lungs and compare them with the ventilation (or air spaces). These nuclear medicine scans are called VQ scans, and are performed to;

  • Determine whether there is a blood clot in the lungs (or pulmonary embolus)
  • Quantify the amount of blood flow and ventilation in each lung to plan surgery

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