Multidetector computed tomography for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism.

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review describes the accuracy of multidetector contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism, the role of clinical assessment and of venous phase imaging in combination with it, and the approach to the diagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS The sensitivity of CT angiography was 83%, specificity 96% and… (More)

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