Calgary Scan Center
120 Mayfair Place
6707 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary Canada T2V 0E3
There are two types of lung scans. A lung perfusion scan is a nuclear medicine test that provides your doctor with a picture of blood flow to the lungs. A lung ventilation scan tells you doctor how capable your lungs are of taking in air and uses radiopharmaceuticals to produce a picture of how air is distributed in the lungs.
In most cases, lung perfusion scans and lung ventilation scans are done at the same time. These tests are performed to detect pulmonary embolisms, determine how much blood is flowing to lungs, determine which areas of the lungs are capable of ventilation, and to determine how well the lungs are functioning after surgery.
In a lung perfusion scan, a small amount of the protein labeled with a radioisotope is injected into your hand or arm vein. You will be positioned under a special camera that can detect radioactive material, and a series of photographs will be made of your chest. When these images are projected onto the screen called the oscilloscope, they will show how the radioactive protein has been distributed by the blood vessels running through the lungs.
In a lung ventilation scan, a mask will be placed over your nose and mouth, and you will be asked to inhale and exhale a combination of air and radioactive gas. Pictures are then taken that show the distribution of the gas in your lungs. Each test takes 15-30 minutes.
About Mayfair Diagnostics
Finding a Calgary scan center is simple with Mayfair Diagnostics. Located in Calgary, Canada, Dr. Phillip Pattison, MD and his experienced staff provide patients with the very best in scan center technology. As many people seek out scanning services as diagnostic and detection measures, the demand for experienced, skilled technicians and physicians increase. Dr. Pattison and his team are experts in the field and provide all of their patients with the service and care they expect when they are seeking their services. Using the most advanced technology available through modern medical research and technology, the Calgary scan center ensures patients are given the very best in scan center technology.
The Calgary scan center knows how important safety is when performing their services and procedures. Important steps and measures are taken to ensure that a patient is provided with the most comfortable and safest environment when undergoing scanning services. Some of the services available include the 64 Slice CT Scan, a bone density scan, Child CT scans, a heart scan, MRI scans, a virtual colonoscopy and a non-invasive angiography, among others. With so many scans available, patients are sure to find a scan that fits their needs.