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ventilation-perfusion scan

ventilation-perfusion scan in Medicine

ventilation-perfusion scan n.
A diagnostic test for pulmonary embolism in which an x-ray of the lung records the distribution and perfusion of a radionuclide that is inhaled and a second radionuclide that is administered intravenously.

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