Sensitivity and specificity of helical computed tomography in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: a systematic review.

@article{Rathbun2000SensitivityAS,
  title={Sensitivity and specificity of helical computed tomography in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: a systematic review.},
  author={Suman Wasan Rathbun and Gary E. Raskob and Thomas L Whitsett},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={132 3},
  pages={
          227-32
        }
}
PURPOSE To determine the sensitivity and specificity of helical computed tomography (CT) for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism and to determine the safety of withholding anticoagulant therapy in patients who have clinically suspected pulmonary embolism and negative results on helical CT. DATA SOURCES The MEDLINE database was searched for all reports published from 1986 to October 1999 that evaluated the use of helical CT for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. Bibliographies of the… CONTINUE READING

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