Magnetic resonance angiography had high specificity but moderate sensitivity for detecting pulmonary emboli
- 2010 - Magnetic resonance angiography and venography were sensitive but had poor technical adequacy for diagnosing pulmonary embolism. Goldhaber, Samuel Z. // ACP Journal Club;7/20/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 1, p11
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...
- 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.
- 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...
- News & views. Hinchey, Kevin T. // Cortlandt Forum;10/25/97, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p34
Presents an abstract and comment on the study `Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism With Magnetic Resonance Angiography,' by J.F.M. Meany, J.G. Weg et al and published in a 1997 issue of the `New England Journal of Medicine.'
- MRI diagnoses clots in lung. // Executive Health's Good Health Report;Aug97, Vol. 33 Issue 11, p2
Focuses on the study on the use of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. Use of a contrast dye allowing radiologists to take an X-ray picture of the lung vessels; Advantage over the standard pulmonary arteriography; Correlation between the...
- Step Aside, CT. // ASRT Scanner;Jun/Jul2012, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p10
The article reports on the claim by Doctor Diego Martin of the University of Arizona College of Medicine's Radiology Department that magnetic resonance (MR) imaging will replace computed tomography (CT) in diagnosing pulmonary embolism in the near future.
- Radiology: MRI techniques improve pulmonary embolism detection. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;3/21/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article offers information on a research which shows improvement in pulmonary embolism detection by new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique which adds two MRI sequences to common MR angiography technique.
- 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 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...