If time permits cardiology workup, ventilation/perfusion scans and dental evaluations should be completed.
What does V/Q stand for?
V/Q stands for Ventilation/Perfusion (lung function)
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Science, medicine, engineering, etc.
We have 3 other meanings of V/Q in our Acronym Attic
- Volume and Intensity
- vascular and/or lymphatic invasion
- Variance/Mean Ratio (biomedicine)
- Velocity Meter
- Volts Per Meter
- Voice Over (cinematography)
Samples in periodicals archive:
COPD is the world's 3rd biggest killer but Bioxydyn's diagnostic imaging technologies have the potential to change the way in which lung disease is diagnosed and monitored by providing non-invasive regional assessments of lung ventilation/perfusion ratio (V/Q) and measures of changes in pulmonary vascular function.
Value of the ventilation/perfusion scan in acute pulmonary embolism.
PE was symptomatic and diagnosed by either high-probability ventilation/perfusion scan, nondiagnostic VQ scan associated with diagnostic findings for DVT, or CT scan.
With the increased index of suspicion for pulmonary embolism, the patient underwent a ventilation/perfusion scan which revealed an area of matched ventilation and perfusion defects in the right upper lobe while the rest of the lung was normal.
A ventilation/perfusion scan was performed, which demonstrated normal lung perfusion--no defects.
Currently, the primary non-invasive diagnostic imaging test for PE is a ventilation/perfusion exam which is deemed indeterminate in over 60% of patients.
Let's consider four: 1) work of breathing; 2) hemodynamics; 3) ventilation/perfusion matching; and 4) Formation and distribution of pulmonary edema.