Multidetector computed tomography for acute pulmonary embolism Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Venous Thrombosis

abstract

  • In patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, multidetector CTA-CTV has a higher diagnostic sensitivity than does CTA alone, with similar specificity. The predictive value of either CTA or CTA-CTV is high with a concordant clinical assessment, but additional testing is necessary when the clinical probability is inconsistent with the imaging results.

publication date

  • June 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJMoa052367

PubMed ID

  • 16738268

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2317

end page

  • 27

volume

  • 354

number

  • 22