CT Pulmonary Angiography: Using Decision Rules in the Emergency Department.

@article{Stojanovska2015CTPA,
  title={CT Pulmonary Angiography: Using Decision Rules in the Emergency Department.},
  author={Jadranka Stojanovska and Ruth C. Carlos and Keith E. Kocher and Arun Nagaraju and Karen Guy and Aine Marie Kelly and Aamer Chughtai and Ella A. Kazerooni},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={1023-9}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the appropriateness of utilization and diagnostic yields of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA), comparing two commonly applied decision rules, the pulmonary embolism (PE) rule-out criteria (PERC) and the modified Wells criteria (mWells), in the emergency department (ED) setting. METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained for this HIPAA-compliant, prospective-cohort, academic single-center study. Six hundred two consecutive adult ED… CONTINUE READING