False-Positive Ventilation-Perfusion Scan in a Patient with a Transplanted Lung

Dima Hammoud, Bennett Chin

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Abstract

A false-positive ventilation perfusion (V/Q) scan in a patient with a transplanted lung and secondary pulmonary artery stenosis is reported. The patient was examined for tachypnea and shortness of breath after single lung transplantation. A V/Q scan revealed multiple perfusion defects in the transplanted lung, with no corresponding ventilation defects. A pulmonary angiogram revealed pulmonary artery stenosis and no pulmonary emboli. The authors describe a false-positive V/Q scan in a patient after lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-475
Number of pages4
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

Keywords

  • False-Positive Ventilation Perfusion Scan
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Vascular Stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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