Incidental pulmonary emboli in oncology patients: prevalence, CT evaluation, and natural history.

@article{Gladish2006IncidentalPE,
  title={Incidental pulmonary emboli in oncology patients: prevalence, CT evaluation, and natural history.},
  author={Gregory Gladish and Du Hwan Choe and Edith M. Marom and Bradley S. Sabloff and Lyle David Broemeling and Reginald F. Munden},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={240 1},
  pages={246-55}
}
PURPOSE To retrospectively determine the prevalence and natural history of incidental pulmonary emboli in oncology patients, the number of such cases reported at initial thoracic computed tomographic (CT) image interpretation, and the factors that contribute to underdiagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval, which included HIPAA-compliant access to protected health information and waived patient consent requirements, was obtained for this retrospective study. Four… CONTINUE READING
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