2010 - Magnetic resonance angiography and venography were sensitive but had poor technical adequacy for diagnosing pulmonary embolism
- Magnetic resonance angiography had high specificity but moderate sensitivity for detecting pulmonary emboli. Elliott, Greg // ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 137 Issue 3, p111
Discusses research being done on the accuracy of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) as a diagnostic test for pulmonary embolism. Reference to study by M. Oudkerk and colleagues, published in the May 2002 issue of the journal 'Lancet'; Information on the study population; Description of MRA.
- MRI to Join CT in Detecting Pulmonary Embolism? // Radiology Today;May2012, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p10
The article discusses that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is developing faster than computed tomography (CT). Risks associated with CT Angiography (CTA) such as exposure of patients to ionizing radiation and iodinated contrast agent are discussed. MRI has been used for pulmonary embolism...
- Radiology: MRI techniques improve pulmonary embolism detection. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;3/28/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article focuses on research, according to which the addition of two magnetic resonance imaging sequences to a common magnetic resonance angiography technique significantly improves detection of pulmonary embolism which is traditionally diagnosed through computed tomography.
- Diagnostic accuracy of unenhanced, contrast-enhanced perfusion and angiographic MRI sequences for pulmonary embolism diagnosis: results of independent sequence readings. Revel, Marie; Sanchez, Olivier; Lefort, Catherine; Meyer, Guy; Couchon, Sophie; Hernigou, Anne; Niarra, Ralph; Chatellier, Gilles; Frija, Guy // European Radiology;Sep2013, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p2374
Objectives: To independently evaluate unenhanced, contrast-enhanced perfusion and angiographic MR sequences for pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosis. Methods: Prospective investigation, including 274 patients who underwent perfusion, unenhanced 2D steady-state-free-precession (SSFP) and...
- Diagnostic Approaches to Possible Pulmonary Embolism. Makkar, Sumi // American Family Physician;9/1/2001, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p844
Presents an abstract of the study `Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism with Use of Computed Tomographic Angiography,' by J.H. Ryu, et al, which appeared in the January 2001 issue of the `Mayo Clinic Proceedings.'
- CT venography vs ultrasound in the diagnosis of thromboembolic disease in patients with clinical suspicion of pulmonary embolism. Ana Garcia-Bolado; Jose Del Cura // Emergency Radiology;Nov2007, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p403
AbstractÃ‚Â Ã‚Â To assess the reliability of indirect computed tomography venography (CTV) in the detection of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients with clinical suspicion of pulmonary embolism (PE). 235 consecutive patients with suspicion of PE underwent an imaging protocol...
- Utility of 320-detector row CT for diagnosis and therapeutic strategy for paraclinoid and intracavernous aneurysms. Inoue, Satoshi; Hosoda, Kohkichi; Fujita, Atsushi; Ohno, Yoshiharu; Fujii, Masahiko; Sugimura, Kazuro; Kohmura, Eiji // Acta Neurochirurgica;Mar2014, Vol. 156 Issue 3, p505
Background: The aim of this study was (1) to assess the diagnostic accuracy of 320-detector row computed tomography (CT) for paraclinoid and intracavernous aneurysms, and (2) to investigate whether this method provides sufficient information for surgery. Methods: A total of 14 patients with 16...
- Imaging the patient with suspected pulmonary venous thromboembolism. Ong, Shao Jin; Clarke, Lindsey; Safar-Aly, Hesham; Lozewicz, Stefan; Borgstein, Rudi // British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Sep2011, Vol. 72 Issue 9, pM134
The article discusses several imaging modalities used in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). It mentions that the chest radiograph should be the first investigation in PE, and explains conventional pulmonary angiography, the gold standard for imaging PE, which has been recommended by the...
- Diagnostic tests and strategies in venous thromboembolism. Tenna, A. M. S.; Kappadath, S.; Stansby, G. // Phlebology;2012 Supplement 2, Vol. 27, p43
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a term including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Timely and accurate diagnosis of both is essential as delayed or missed diagnoses can result in death or longer term complications. Patients with suspected DVT should initially undergo a...