Normal V/Q scan

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking


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.


Negative for pulmonary embolism.

Case Discussion

Example of a normal V/Q scan.

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Case information

rID: 41856
Published: 23rd Dec 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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