To investigate the mechanism of intrapulmonary kinetics of N-isopropyl-p-123I-iodoamphetamine (123I-IMP), we performed lung scanning with 123I-IMP in 13 rabbits in which a unilateral bronchus was occluded by a balloon catheter. In 9 rabbits, on the delayed distribution images, an abnormal accumulation of 123I-IMP was detected in the hypoperfusion area of the peripheral lung field of the occluded bronchus, which was detected on lung perfusion images with 99mTc-MAA. Comparison of early (a summation image during 20 seconds immediately after injection) and delayed (a summation image from 70 to 90 minutes after injection) distribution images confirmed that during this period, 123I-IMP accumulated in the area of reduced distribution of 123I-IMP. Moreover, at the site of abnormal accumulation, washout of 123I-IMP from the lung was delayed compared with that in the normal lung field. We find this experimental study is similar to the results in 63 clinical cases, which we have reported previously, and confirm that pulmonary arterial perfusion, especially hypoperfusion, influences the intrapulmonary kinetics of 123I-IMP.