Case Author(s): J. Wallis , 7/21/95 . Rating: #D1, #Q3

Diagnosis: Normal ventilation - perfusion scintigraphy

Brief history:

Shortness of breath.


Pefusion images.

Top Row: Post, RPO, R lateral;

Bottom Row: LPO, L lateral, Anterior

View main image(pe) in a separate image viewer

View second image(vq). Ventilation images. Sequential 1 minute frames. (ignore the activity outside of the lungs on the single breath image)

The chest radiograph (not shown) was normal.

Full history/Diagnosis is available below

Diagnosis: Normal ventilation - perfusion scintigraphy


Normal study. Note the impression of the heart and great vessels on the lungs, and the mildly decrease activity at the lung apices. These findings are most apparent on the anterior image.

ACR Codes and Keywords:

References and General Discussion of Ventilation Perfusion Scintigraphy (Anatomic field:Lung, Mediastinum, and Pleura, Category:Normal, Technique, Congenital Anomaly)

Search for similar cases.

Edit this case

Add comments about this case

Return to the Teaching File home page.

Case number: vq009

Copyright by Wash U MO