2010 - Magnetic resonance angiography and venography were sensitive but had poor technical adequacy for diagnosing pulmonary embolism

Goldhaber, Samuel Z.
July 2010
ACP Journal Club;7/20/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views on a research finding that magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) coupled with magnetic resonance venography (MRV) had high sensitivity and specificity but clinically inadequate for diagnosing pulmonary embolism (PE) in adults. The author opines that the study is important because it will force clinicians to rely more often on clinical assessment in diagnosis of PE. It will also encourage to development an improve computed tomography (CT) and MRA.


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