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Pulmonary embolic disease: the roles of angiography and lung scanning in diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1158960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The definitive diagnosis of pulmonary embolism remains difficult despite recent advances in nuclear medicine and angiography. In 10% of a selected series of 145 patients a negative chest x-ray and a positive lung scan was associated with no arteriographic evidence of pulmonary emboli. A normal perfusion lung scan excludes significant pulmonary embolism. When pulmonary arteriography is necessary, a biplane selective pulmonary angiogram should be performed and subselective injections may be required. Pulmonary arteriography is less of a threat to a patient suspected of having pulmonary embolic disease than inappropriate treatment.
Authors:
D C Jackson; J W Tyson; I S Johnsrude; R H Wilkinson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Canadian Association of Radiologists     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0008-2902     ISO Abbreviation:  J Can Assoc Radiol     Publication Date:  1975 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-20     Completed Date:  1975-11-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505589     Medline TA:  J Can Assoc Radiol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angiography*
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / radiography*
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis*,  radiography
Radionuclide Imaging* / methods

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