ACR Appropriateness Criteria® acute chest pain--suspected pulmonary embolism.

@article{Bettmann2012ACRAC,
  title={ACR Appropriateness Criteria® acute chest pain--suspected pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Michael A. Bettmann and Scott G. Baginski and Richard D. White and Pamela K. Woodard and Suhny Abbara and Michael Kemal Atalay and Sharmila Dorbala and Linda Broyde Haramati and Robert C. Hendel and Edward T. Martin and Thomas James Ryan and Robert M. Steiner},
  journal={Journal of thoracic imaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          W28-31
        }
}
Pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a common and important clinical condition that cannot be accurately diagnosed on the basis of signs, symptoms, and history alone. In the absence of high pretest probability and with a negative high-sensitivity D-dimer test, PE can be effectively excluded; in other situations, diagnostic imaging is necessary. The diagnosis of PE has been facilitated by technical advancements and multidetector computed tomography pulmonary angiography, which is the major diagnostic… CONTINUE READING
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