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An improved pulmonary angiographic technique using a balloon-tipped catheter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1008349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Selective pulmonary angiography, using injection of contrast material distal to occlusion of a lobar or segmental vessel with a balloon-tipped catheter, was performed in 33 patients suspected of having pulmonary embolism. Excellent film quality was possible with this method using specialized radiographic techniques allowing exposure of rapid-sequence spot films. Balloon-occlusion angiography contributed to, or improved on, findings on standard angiograms in 28 of 33 patients; the procedures were inconclusive or incomplete in 5 cases owing to unavoidable technical factors. In general, image quality, definition of both large and small vessels, and visualization of emboli were often superior to results obtained by routine angiography. This technique is safe, relatively easy to perform, and capable of serving as a valuable adjunct to established diagnostic procedures for pulmonary embolism.
J E Wilson; L J Bynum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American review of respiratory disease     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0003-0805     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Rev. Respir. Dis.     Publication Date:  1976 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-02-16     Completed Date:  1977-02-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370523     Medline TA:  Am Rev Respir Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1137-44     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Pulmonary Artery / radiography*
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography*

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