Chest CT Angiography for Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism -- Too Much Info?

Gupta, Rahul
February 2010
Internal Medicine Alert;2/15/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p20
When a chest CT angiography (CTA) is ordered to rule out pulmonary embolism (PE) in an emergency room setting, it is much more likely that an incidental finding will be discovered than a PE. This often leads to decision-making challenges and raises questions about the proliferating use of such technology.


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