Computed tomographic angiography in acute pulmonary embolism: do we need multiplanar reconstructions to evaluate the right ventricular dysfunction?


PURPOSE To compare the indices of right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) obtained from axial transverse images with those derived from the reconstructed 4-chamber and short-axis views in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-eight patients with acute PE were retrospectively enrolled. For each patient, axial transverse… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3180ca7818