TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Gupta, Rahul
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Internal Medicine Alert;2/15/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
48721709

 

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