Lung scanning for pulmonary embolism: clinical and pulmonary angiographic correlations.

@article{Gray1990LungSF,
  title={Lung scanning for pulmonary embolism: clinical and pulmonary angiographic correlations.},
  author={Henry W. Gray and J H Mckillop and Rodney G. Bessent and Ignac Fogelman and Michael Louis Smith and F. Moran},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={77 283},
  pages={1135-50}
}
A group of 78 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism was studied by both ventilation perfusion lung scanning and pulmonary angiography. Symptoms and clinical signs were analysed using Bayesian techniques to produce pre-test odds for pulmonary embolism in individual patients. While, as a group, those with embolism could be discriminated from those without on this basis, major overlap existed between the groups, invalidating the use of this approach for individual patients. Strict diagnostic… CONTINUE READING