Incidental detection of pulmonary emboli on routine MDCT of the chest.

@article{Storto2005IncidentalDO,
  title={Incidental detection of pulmonary emboli on routine MDCT of the chest.},
  author={Maria Luigia Storto and A Di Credico and Francesca Guido and Anna Rita Larici and Lorenzo Bonomo},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2005},
  volume={184 1},
  pages={264-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The objectives of our study were to assess the prevalence of pulmonary embolism incidentally detected on routine MDCT of the chest and to determine whether the use of wide window settings can improve detection of unsuspected pulmonary embolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of routine contrast-enhanced MDCT scans of the chest obtained in 589 patients was undertaken. CT angiograms obtained for suspected pulmonary embolism or thoracic aorta disease were not considered… CONTINUE READING
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