CT angiography of pulmonary embolism: diagnostic criteria and causes of misdiagnosis.

@article{Wittram2004CTAO,
  title={CT angiography of pulmonary embolism: diagnostic criteria and causes of misdiagnosis.},
  author={Conrad Wittram and Michael M Maher and A J Yoo and Mannudeep K. Kalra and Jo-Anne O Shepard and Theresa C. McLoud},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={1219-38}
}
Computed tomographic (CT) pulmonary angiography is becoming the standard of care at many institutions for the evaluation of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. This pathologic condition, whether acute or chronic, causes both partial and complete intraluminal filling defects, which should have a sharp interface with intravascular contrast material. In acute pulmonary embolism that manifests as complete arterial occlusion, the affected artery may be enlarged. Partial filling defects due… CONTINUE READING
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