Lung Scan

What is a lung scan?

A lung scan is a special nuclear medicine X-ray used to detect blood clots or diminished blood flow in the lungs. The test is performed at one of our Piedmont Healthcare facilities in two parts, each requiring a radioactive "tracer" that will make any abnormalities more visible. 

You will have an IV inserted in your hand or lower arm to inject the radioactive "isotope." Then a series of X-rays will be taken to determine if the lungs have adequate air and blood flow.

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