Diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism in outpatients: comparison of thin-collimation multi-detector row spiral CT and planar ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy.


PURPOSE To compare multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) and ventilation-perfusion (V-P) scintigraphy in the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in outpatients who were cared for in the emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-four nonconsecutive patients, in whom acute PE was suspected, underwent thin-collimation multi-detector row… (More)


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