Pulmonary blood flow scan (lung scan)
A pulmonary blood flow scan (or lung scan) is a nuclear medicine test that provides images of the blood flow in the lungs.
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches pulmonary blood flow 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 pulmonary blood flow 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