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Chest radiograph as a triage tool in the imaging-based diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15972413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether using a chest radiograph to triage patients being imaged for pulmonary embolism (PE) with pulmonary CT angiography (CTA) or ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy resulted in fewer indeterminate imaging results.
CONCLUSION: Chest radiograph can be a valuable triage tool in deciding an appropriate technique for imaging PE, and can yield more definitive diagnoses.
Aditya Daftary; Matthew Gregory; Aman Daftary; John P Seibyl; Sanjay Saluja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  185     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-23     Completed Date:  2005-09-15     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06504, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Lung / radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography*,  radionuclide imaging
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use
Retrospective Studies
Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin / diagnostic use
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio
Xenon Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 0/Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin; 0/Xenon Radioisotopes
Comment In:
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Apr;186(4):1198   [PMID:  16554608 ]

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