Ursula D Knoepp

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OBJECTIVE The objectives of this article are to discuss the current evidence-based recommendations regarding radiation dose concerns, the use of iodinated and gadolinium-based contrast agents, and the comparative advantages of multimodality imaging (ultrasound, CT, and MRI) during pregnancy and lactation. We also discuss the use of imaging to evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this article are to discuss the current evidence-based recommendations regarding the use of diagnostic imaging in the evaluation of pulmonary embolism, appendicitis, urolithiasis, and cholelithiasis during pregnancy. CONCLUSION Diagnostic imaging should be performed during pregnancy only with an understanding of the maternal(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate appropriate utilization rates for computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in a tertiary center emergency department (ED), before and after a health care provider educational intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective study. Records for 100 consecutive CTPA(More)
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