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Multidetector CT and the diagnosis of PE
  1. J McLaughlin
  1. Medical SHO, Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn, UK; jacintamclaughlin@yahoo.co.uk

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Previous studies have reported that the diagnostic sensitivity of single slice computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is approximately 70%. However, the accuracy of multidetector CTA is uncertain. The PIOPED II study investigated the diagnostic accuracy of multidetector CTA in pulmonary embolism (PE) and whether the addition of peripheral venous phase imaging (CTV) improved …

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