2008 - Multidetector CT was noninferior to multidetector CT plus venous ultrasonography of the leg for excluding PE

Stevens, Scott M.; Woller, Scott C.
September 2008
ACP Journal Club;9/16/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 3, p11
Academic Journal
The article provides an answer to the question if D-dimer plus multislice computed tomography is noninferior to DD-CT plus compression ultrasonography for excluding pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients presented to the emergency department with suspected PE.


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