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Helical CT for the evaluation of acute pulmonary embolism.

Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Dr., TC2910D, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0326, USA.
American Journal of Roentgenology (Impact Factor: 2.74). 08/2005; 185(1):135-49. DOI: 10.2214/ajr.185.1.01850135
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ABSTRACT 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.

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