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Nuclear Medicine Lung Scan

The Nuclear Medicine Lung Scan measures the blood flow in the lungs.

Patients do not need to prepare for this exam. When you arrive in Nuclear Medicine, you will be asked to sit on the exam table. You will be given the medicine through a nebulizer, which makes the medicine into a fine mist that you will inhale.

You will then lie down on the table and the scanner will pass over your body for eight pictures. You will then be given an injection and have eight more pictures taken while lying down.

This procedure lasts for about one hour and has no side effects.

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