Improving Lives Through Nuclear Medicine™

Disease

Lung Disease

Accurate and Safe

Diseases of the lung span a broad range of health conditions, from the common flu to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.

Nuclear medicine procedures are used by physicians to identify or evaluate certain lung conditions by assessing the movement of air into and out of the bronchi and bronchioles and the blood flow within the lungs.

A Commitment to Supporting the Use of Nuclear Medicine in Lung Disease

Jubilant DraxImage is dedicated to providing the medical
community with the radiopharmaceuticals that are essential to
nuclear lung scans, such as macroaggregated albumin (MAA) and diethylene-triamine-pentaacetate (DTPA).

The sole supplier of MAA and DTPA in North America, Jubilant DraxImage is making significant investments in the nuclear medicine community to develop and maintain a robust supply chain for these vital products.

Learn more about pulmonary embolism and its diagnosis.

Reference:

1. Gutte H, Mortensen J, Jensen CV, Johnbeck CB, von der Recke P, Petersen CL, et al. Detection of pulmonary embolism with combined ventilation-perfusion SPECT and low-dose CT: head-to-head comparison with multidetector CT angiography. J Nucl Med. 2009;50(12):1987–92.

2. DRAXIMAGE DTPA full Prescribing Information, Kirkland, QC, Dec. 2017

3. Bajc, M, et al. Ventilation/Perfusion SPECT for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism and Other Diseases, Int J Mol Imaging. 2011; 2011: 682949.

4. Hur, S, et al. J Optimizing the Ventilation–Perfusion Lung Scan for Image Quality and Radiation Exposure. Nucl. Med. Technol. March 1, 2014 vol. 42 no. 1 51-54

5. Da Silva R, Shah M, Freeman LM. Ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) lung scintigraphy: a long journey to a renewed position of prominence in diagnosing pulmonary embolism. Clin Transl Imaging. 2014;2:369-378.

DISCLAIMER:

This information is not intended as medical advice. Responsibility for patient care resides with the healthcare professional on the basis of his or her professional license, experience and knowledge of the patient. For full Prescribing Information including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events, please see the appropriate product labeling.

Clinical Resources

Jubilant DraxImage has made the resources below available for health care professionals who utilize ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) imaging to help quickly and accurately diagnose patients suspected of pulmonary embolism (PE):

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