Multidetector CT pulmonary angiography features of pulmonary embolus

J. K. Hoang, W. K. Lee, O. F. Hennessy

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Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening condition. Multidetector CT pulmonary angiography is currently the imaging method of choice for the detection of PE. The aim of this pictorial essay is to review the appearances of PE on multidetector CT pulmonary angiography, including signs that differentiate acute and chronic PE and markers of severity. The features of a non-diagnostic study and pitfalls leading to a false-positive or false-negative study are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-317
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CT angiogram
  • Multidetector-row CT
  • Pulmonary angiogram
  • Pulmonary artery
  • Pulmonary embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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