Normal V/Q scan

Case contributed by Craig Hacking

Presentation

Left sided pleuritic chest pain. Normal ECG and chest X-ray. D-dimer positive. On oral contraceptive pill.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
Nuclear medicine

SPECT ventilation and perfusion scans of the lungs were performed.

Matching bilateral fissural artifacts are present.

No mismatched perfusion defects are detected.

Conclusion

Negative for pulmonary embolism.

Case Discussion

Example of a normal V/Q scan.

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