Role of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

@article{Kanne2004RoleOC,
  title={Role of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Jeffrey P. Kanne and Tasneem A. Lalani},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={109 12 Suppl 1},
  pages={I15-21}
}
During the 1990s, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging underwent extensive technological advancement and expanded clinical use in patients with venous thromboembolic disease, particularly with regard to evaluation of the pulmonary vasculature. In many institutions, helical (spiral) CT pulmonary angiography has become the initial imaging study of choice to evaluate patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, supplanting ventilation/perfusion scintigraphy. In addition, CT… CONTINUE READING