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Lung Ventilation/Perfusion Scan

Planning ahead:

  • Arrive at the hospital 30 minutes before your exam is scheduled. Ask the scheduler what time that is.

Bring with you when you come for your test:

  • Complete list of medications you are currently taking – name and dosage of each medication, and when you take it.
  • Written physician’s order for the test.

On the day of the test:

  • Come in through the main entrance of Mon Health Medical Center, then down the hallway to the Radiology Services registration desk.
  • You will have a chest X-Ray on the same day as this test.
  • Plan to be at the hospital for at least two hours.

During the test:

  • You will receive an injection and/or you will receive a medication to breathe in.
  • After receiving an injection, you will lie on your back on the table while images are obtained

For more information on nuclear medicine, visit,P01290

Or call the Mon Health Nuclear Medicine Department at (304) 598-1280.

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