Contribution of indirect computed tomography venography to computed tomography angiography of the chest for the diagnosis of thromboembolic disease in two United States emergency departments.

@article{Richman2003ContributionOI,
  title={Contribution of indirect computed tomography venography to computed tomography angiography of the chest for the diagnosis of thromboembolic disease in two United States emergency departments.},
  author={Peter B. Richman and Joseph Arthur Wood and D M Kasper and Joseph M. Collins and Raluca Petri and Adam G. Field and Dana N Cowles and Jeffrey A. Kline},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2003},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={652-7}
}
Recent reports suggest that physicians in non-ambulatory settings can use indirect CT venography (CTV) of the lower extremities immediately following spiral CT angiography (CTA) of the chest to identify patients with a negative CTA who have thromboembolic disease identified on CTV. We sought to determine the frequency of isolated deep venous thrombosis (DVT) discovered on CTV in emergency department (ED) patients with complaints suggestive of pulmonary embolism (PE) yet having a negative CTA… CONTINUE READING