CTPA for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism during pregnancy

@article{SchaeferProkop2008CTPAFT,
  title={CTPA for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism during pregnancy},
  author={Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop and Mathias Prokop},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={2705-2708}
}
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

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
27 Citations
24 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 27 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 24 references

Imaging pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: what is the most appropriate imaging protocol

  • S Matthews
  • Br J Radiol
  • 2006

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…