Diagnostic tests including chest X-ray, echocardiogram, EKG, right heart catheterization, CT or MRI scans, lung function tests, lung scan
, sleep study and exercise testing may be obtained to better understand the cause and severity.
He was booked in for a lung scan
on January 2 then called back for an endoscopy on January 27.
MacMahon, "Perfusion lung scan
in superior vena cava obstruction: demonstration of venous collaterals and systemic-pulmonary venous shunt," American Journal of Roentgenology, vol.
The device translates the data obtained from a lung scan
into an interactive three-dimensional output and allows the clinician to view pulmonary function data in defined regions within the thoracic space, the company claims.
In contrast, if a white person comes in and is seen in private the clinical suspicion is higher, the threshold for investigation is likely to be lower and hence they get a leg scan and the DVT is diagnosed, or in the case of respiratory symptoms they are sent for a lung scan
Last year when I developed pneumonia, a lung scan
revealed that I have early signs of chronic lung damage, which could lead to COPD.
He is going for a lung scan
later this week before he sees liver surgeon Oscar Traynor at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin next Tuesday, and I'll be guided by Oscar, who has also looked after Ruby Walsh before.
To confirm or rule out pulmonary embolism and other possible diagnoses, the physicians ordered a chest radiograph and a ventilation perfusion lung scan
, among other tests.
A nuclear lung scan
showed an abnormality that suggested a pulmonary embolism.
Oxygen at 3-4 liters per nasal cannula, arterial blood gas, continue home medications, morphine 2 mg every 2 hours for pain, nuclear lung scan
stat, electrocardiogram and chest x-ray, IV fluids of 0.
For exclusion of PE, negative LRs were: normal lung scan
Recalling something about pulmonary embolus and syncope, a lung scan
was ordered and performed, revealing a massive perfusion defect.