A noninvasive diagnostic strategy including spiral computed tomography in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism.

@article{Lorut2000AND,
  title={A noninvasive diagnostic strategy including spiral computed tomography in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Christine Lorut and M Ghossains and M. H. Horellou and Antonio Achkar and J Fr{\'e}tault and J. P. Laaban},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={162 4 Pt 1},
  pages={1413-8}
}
We conducted a study to evaluate a noninvasive strategy including spiral computed tomography (CT) in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). We systematically performed spiral CT, ventilation/perfusion lung scanning, and D-dimer (DD) measurement (VIDAS test), and in some cases (with a normal CT with nondiagnostic lung scan and increased DD… CONTINUE READING