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perfusion scan

Perfusion scintigraphy Cardiology A radionuclide technique for assessing myocardial or pulmonary blood flow, measured by IV injection of 99mTc microaggregated albumin, or thallium, TC-MIBI. See Myocardial infarction. Cf Ventilation scan.
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Routine postoperative perfusion scans confirmed good perfusion of the graft kidneys with patent inflow and outflow vessels.
SPVS imaging findings reported in several modalities include radionuclide lung perfusion scan using 99m-Tcmacroaggregated albumin [11], conventional venography [12], and CT scan [2, 3].
Abbreviations: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)Ventilation- perfusion scan (V/Q Scan) High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) Pulmonary function tests (PFTs).
The fetal dose for a V/Q scan is up to 0.32 mGy (0.12 mGy for the perfusion scan and 0.2 mGy for the ventilation scan).
All candidate patients for EECP therapy were referred to nuclear medicine center for myocardial perfusion scan. For achieving optimal heart rate during stress test, 24-48 hours before scan, the patients discontinued beta-blockers and calcium antagonists.
cardiac death and non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) was 0.7% per year.3 Even patients with positive exercise tolerance test for ischaemia or angiographically documented CAD but normal myocardial perfusion scan (MPS) have been shown to be at low risk for future cardiac events.4
Almost six months later, in March 2007, despite the results of the exercise test Mr Maddison was put on a waiting list for a myocardial perfusion scan to confirm the diagnosis of coronary artery disease.
Bilateral amputations were contemplated as both anterior and posterior muscle compartments were involved, but a technetium 99m limb perfusion scan showed evidence of distal perfusion.
The electroencephalogram (EEG) showed no electrical brain activity and the perfusion scan of the head showed no blood flow to the brain.
Marchant to "obtain a ventilation perfusion scan (VQ scan).
In the perfusion scan, the doctor injects a radioactive substance into a vein.
Dr Khan added: 'Mr Sharif was diagnosed with significant heart disease 'Heart Perfusion Scan' on Jan 22.