Ventilation Perfusion Scan
A ventilation/perfusion scan is a nuclear medicine test that is used to check airflow and blood flow to your child's lungs.
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches ventilation/perfusion scans
The Division of Nuclear Medicine at Children's is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and child-friendly atmosphere with:
- specialized nuclear medicine physicians with expertise in interpreting ventilation/perfusion scans in children of all ages
- certified nuclear medicine technologists with years of experience imaging children and teens
- equipment adapted for pediatric use, which means age-appropriate care for children
- protocols that keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievablewhile assuring high image quality.