TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Dunn, Andrew
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;6/20/2008, Vol. 148 Issue 4, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
33767703

 

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