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Angiography of pulmonary emboli: digital studies and balloon-occlusion cineangiography.
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PMID:  6364747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The value of digital pulmonary arteriography and balloon-occlusion cineangiography was investigated in 118 selected patients. In one series of 40 patients, digital pulmonary arteriography correctly identified pulmonary emboli in 20 (75%) of 26 positive examinations when interpretation was confined to the first three divisions of the pulmonary artery. In a second series of 78 patients with peripheral radionuclide perfusion scan defects, 40 of whom had pulmonary emboli, adjunctive balloon-occlusion cineangiography demonstrated emboli in four patients not seen on standard selective catheter pulmonary magnification studies with cut films. These two procedures (i.e., digital pulmonary arteriography and balloon-occlusion cineangiography) are important adjuncts to radionuclide perfusion scans and selective catheter pulmonary arteriography in the evaluation of patients with pulmonary emboli.
E J Ferris; J C Holder; W N Lim; E J Angtuaco; C M Boyd; E F Binet; J T Baker; J K Bissett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  142     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1984 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-05     Completed Date:  1984-03-05     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-73     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / methods*
Cineangiography / methods*
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography*,  radionuclide imaging
Subtraction Technique
Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio

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