Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging for an acute pulmonary embolism: results of the 'IRM-EP' study.

@article{Revel2012DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging for an acute pulmonary embolism: results of the 'IRM-EP' study.},
  author={M P Revel and Olivier Sanchez and Sophie Couchon and Benjamin Planquette and Anne C Hernigou and Ralph Niarra and Guy Meyer and Gilles Chatellier},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={743-50}
}
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has not been validated as an alternative diagnostic test to computed tomography angiography (CTA) in patients with suspicion of a pulmonary embolism (PE). OBJECTIVES To evaluate performance of current MRI technology in diagnosing PE, in reference to a 64-detector CTA. PATIENTS/METHODS   Prospective investigation including 300 patients with a suspected PE, referred for CTA after assessment of clinical probability and D-dimer testing. MRI protocol… CONTINUE READING
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