2007 - CT pulmonary angiography was not inferior to ventilation-perfusion lung scanning for ruling out pulmonary embolism

Dunn, Andrew
June 2008
ACP Journal Club;6/20/2008, Vol. 148 Issue 4, p9
Academic Journal
The article discusses whether computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is at least as safe as ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) lung scanning for ruling out pulmonary embolism (PE) in adults with acute symptoms. Randomized, controlled, noninferiority trial was conducted. It is concluded that CTPA is not inferior to ventilation-perfusion lung scanning as part of a diagnostic-management strategy for ruling out pulmonary embolism.


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