CTPA for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism during pregnancy

  title={CTPA for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism during pregnancy},
  author={Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop and Mathias Prokop},
  journal={European Radiology},
CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) has been suggested by the Fleischner society as the first test following a negative leg ultrasound in pregnant patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. This editorial discusses the use of CTPA as a diagnostic tool in pregnant women and comments on the need for specifically adapting CT protocols during pregnancy in the light of new research describing a substantial number of non-diagnostic examinations in pregnant women if routine scanning protocols are used… CONTINUE READING

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