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Comprehensive evaluation of CT pulmonary angiography for patients suspected of having pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20041304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently, CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA), especially performed with multi-detector row CT, has become a key imaging modality for pulmonary embolism. However, CTPA that was performed under clinical suspicion of pulmonary embolism has been shown to lead to high prevalence of alternative diagnosis, up to 25.4%. A comprehensive evaluation of pulmonary and extrapulmonary abnormalities including cardiovascular lesions is critical in proper diagnosis and patient care. Radiologists should be familiar with the comprehensive interpretation of CTPA to facilitate differential diagnosis and further treatment decision.
Yen-Ting Lin; I-Chen Tsai; Wei-Lin Tsai; Tain Lee; Min-Chi Chen; Pao-Chun Lin; Si-Wa Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of cardiovascular imaging     Volume:  26 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1875-8312     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-05     Completed Date:  2010-05-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100969716     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, [corrected] Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Errors / prevention & control
Incidental Findings
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Pulmonary Artery / radiography*
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography*,  therapy
Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Young Adult

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