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Helical CT for the evaluation of acute pulmonary embolism.
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PMID:  15972414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: In this article, we review the current role of CT pulmonary angiography and indirect CT venography for the evaluation of pulmonary thromboembolic disease.
CONCLUSION: With advances in MDCT technology, evaluation of pulmonary thromboembolic disease can now be performed with combined CT pulmonary angiography and CT venography as a "one-stop-shopping" test. CT pulmonary angiography is cost-effective, is accurate, has high interobserver agreement, and has an added advantage of detecting other life-threatening diseases in the chest that mimic pulmonary embolism.
Smita Patel; Ella A Kazerooni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
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:  135-49     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Dr., TC2910D, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0326, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Lung / radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Middle Aged
Observer Variation
Pulmonary Artery / radiography
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis,  radiography*
Radiation Dosage
Sensitivity and Specificity
Tomography, Spiral Computed*
Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio
Comment In:
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Apr;186(4):1200; author reply 1200-1   [PMID:  16554611 ]

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