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Lung Ventilation/Perfusion Scan

Planning ahead:

  • Arrive at the hospital 30 minutes before your exam is scheduled. Ask the scheduler what time that is.

Bring with you when you come for your test:

  • Complete list of medications you are currently taking – name and dosage of each medication, and when you take it.
  • Written physician’s order for the test.

On the day of the test:

  • Come in through the main entrance of Mon Health Medical Center, then down the hallway to the Radiology Services registration desk.
  • You will have a chest X-Ray on the same day as this test.
  • Plan to be at the hospital for at least two hours.

During the test:

  • You will receive an injection and/or you will receive a medication to breathe in.
  • After receiving an injection, you will lie on your back on the table while images are obtained

Or call the Mon Health Nuclear Medicine Department at (304) 598-1280.

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