ventilation-perfusion scan

n.

A diagnostic test for pulmonary embolism in which an x-ray of the lung records the distribution and perfusion of a radionuclide that is inhaled and a second radionuclide that is administered intravenously.V/Q scan

Nearby words

  1. ventana cave,
  2. venter,
  3. ventifact,
  4. ventilate,
  5. ventilation,
  6. ventilationist,
  7. ventilative,
  8. ventilator,
  9. ventnor city,
  10. ventolin


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