Prospective comparison of helical CT with angiography in pulmonary embolism: global and selective vascular territory analysis. Interobserver agreement

@article{Ruiz2002ProspectiveCO,
  title={Prospective comparison of helical CT with angiography in pulmonary embolism: global and selective vascular territory analysis. Interobserver agreement},
  author={Yolanda Ruiz and Paloma Caballero and Jos{\'e} Luis Caniego and Alfonsa Friera and Maria C. del Olivera and David Tagarro and Rodolfo Alvarez-Sala},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={13},
  pages={823-829}
}
The objective of this prospective study was to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and interobserver agreement in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism with helical CT, compared with pulmonary angiography, for both global results and for selective vascular territories. Helical CT and pulmonary angiography were performed on 66 consecutive patients with clinical suspicion of pulmonary embolism. The exams were blindly interpreted by a vascular radiologist… CONTINUE READING