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Dynamic computed tomographic pulmonary angiography as a problem-solving tool in indeterminate computed tomographic angiography for pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22992603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Computed tomographic pulmonary angiography may be indeterminate in regions of slow arterial flow because of underlying lung disease. In this case, dynamic computed tomographic angiography of the pulmonary vasculature (dynamic CTPA) was used to confirm flow variation within the pulmonary arteries in regions of pulmonary fibrosis and excluded pulmonary embolism.
CONCLUSIONS: Dynamic CTPA successfully demonstrates flow variation within the pulmonary arteries and may be a useful adjunct to exclude pulmonary embolism in CTPA cases with questionable arterial filling defects.
Authors:
Christian Warren Cox; Jonathan H Chung; David A Lynch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1532-3145     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:    2012 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-20     Completed Date:  2012-11-29     Revised Date:  2013-07-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
National Jewish Health, Denver, CO 80206, USA. CoxC@NJHealth.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angiography / methods*
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Iopamidol / diagnostic use
Male
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / radiography*
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography*
Pulmonary Fibrosis / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 62883-00-5/Iopamidol

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