Spiral-CT bei akuter Pulmonalembolie

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism using spiral-CT

D. Fleischmann, M. Kontrus, A. A. Bankier, M. N. Wiesmayr, Karin Janata-Schwatczek, C. J. Herold

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Abstract

Pulmonary embolism is a frequent and potentially life-threatening event with uncharacteristic clinical manifestations. Diagnosis is commonly established by ventilation/perfusion scintigraphy and pulmonary angiography. Both methods, however, carry substantial drawbacks. Therefore, clinicians claim that there is a need for an accurate and noninvasive diagnostic modality. Spiral CT of the pulmonary arteries is a recent modality, that allows reliable visualization of emboli in pulmonary arteries up to fourth-order branches. This paper reviews the technical aspects, typical findings and diagnostic pitfalls of this recent technique. The potential role of spiral CT in the screening of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism is discussed and selected cases are presented.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnosis of pulmonary embolism using spiral-CT
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)489-495
Number of pages7
JournalRadiologe
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1996

Keywords

  • pulmonary embolism
  • spiral-CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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