Multidetector row CT pulmonary angiography and indirect venography for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolic disease in intensive care unit patients.

@article{Kelly2006MultidetectorRC,
  title={Multidetector row CT pulmonary angiography and indirect venography for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolic disease in intensive care unit patients.},
  author={Aine Marie Kelly and Smita Patel and Ruth C. Carlos and Paul P. Cronin and Ella A. Kazerooni},
  journal={Academic radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={486-95}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To determine the diagnostic quality, performance characteristics and interreader reliability of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and venography (CTV) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with suspected venous thromboembolism (VTE). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 100 consecutive ICU patient CT examinations performed for clinically suspected VTE on a four-row CT scanner were reviewed. Three readers rated the diagnostic quality of each CTPA and CTV… CONTINUE READING

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