Pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: CT pulmonary angiography versus perfusion scanning.

@article{Shahir2010PulmonaryEI,
  title={Pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: CT pulmonary angiography versus perfusion scanning.},
  author={Kaushik Shahir and Lawrence R. Goodman and Ardita Tali and Kristin M Thorsen and Robert S. Hellman},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2010},
  volume={195 3},
  pages={W214-20}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the equivalence of CT pulmonary angiography and perfusion scanning in terms of diagnostic quality and negative predictive value in the imaging of pulmonary embolism (PE) in pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 2000 and 2007 at a university hospital and a large private hospital, 199 pregnant patients underwent 106 CT pulmonary angiographic examinations and 99 perfusion scans. Image quality was evaluated, and the findings were reread by… CONTINUE READING
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