Chest radiograph as a triage tool in the imaging-based diagnosis of pulmonary embolism

Aditya Daftary, Matthew Gregory, Aman Daftary, John P. Seibyl, Sanjay Saluja

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether using a chest radiograph to triage patients being imaged for pulmonary embolism (PE) with pulmonary CT angiography (CTA) or ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy resulted in fewer indeterminate imaging results. CONCLUSION. Chest radiograph can be a valuable triage tool in deciding an appropriate technique for imaging PE, and can yield more definitive diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume185
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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