Severity assessment of acute pulmonary embolism with spiral CT: evaluation of two modified angiographic scores and comparison with clinical data.

@article{Bankier1997SeverityAO,
  title={Severity assessment of acute pulmonary embolism with spiral CT: evaluation of two modified angiographic scores and comparison with clinical data.},
  author={Alexander A. Bankier and Karin Janata and Dominik Fleischmann and Soeren Kreuzer and Reinhold Mallek and Martin Frossard and Hans Domanovits and Christian J. Herold},
  journal={Journal of thoracic imaging},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={150-8}
}
Spiral computed tomography (CT) has shown promising results in the detection of acute pulmonary embolism. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the severity of acute pulmonary embolism could be quantitatively assessed with spiral CT examinations and to test the potential clinical impact of this information. In a consecutive series of 123 patients screened with spiral CT for suspected acute pulmonary embolism, 31 patients (25%) had evidence of emboli. The severity of pulmonary… CONTINUE READING