Accuracy of single‐detector spiral CT in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: a prospective multicenter cohort study of consecutive patients with abnormal perfusion scintigraphy

@article{vanStrijen2005AccuracyOS,
  title={Accuracy of single‐detector spiral CT in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: a prospective multicenter cohort study of consecutive patients with abnormal perfusion scintigraphy},
  author={Marco J. L. van Strijen and Wouter de Mony{\'e} and Gerard J. Kieft and Peter M. T. Pattynama and Martin H. Prins and Menno V. Huisman},
  journal={Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis},
  year={2005},
  volume={3}
}
Summary.  Background: Spiral computed tomography (CT) has emerged as a potentially conclusive diagnostic test to exclude pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with non‐high probability scintigraphy and is already widely used—sometimes as the sole primary diagnostic test in the diagnosis of suspected PE. Its true sensitivity and specificity has, however, not been evaluated previously in a large cohort of consecutive patients. Methods: In a multicenter prospective study 627 consecutive patients… Expand
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