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VQ SCANNING

A nuclear medication test that involves the inhalation of a radioactive gas and the injection of a radioactive compound into the bloodstream. A particular camera measures the radioactive compound and generates a image of the lungs. Comparisons are made between the images generated. Pulmonary embolism can be diagnosed using this procedure.
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