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Newer CT Method Found to Improve Accuracy in PE Diagnosis

Henry I. Bussey, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA
May 2004

Review: Schoepf UJ, Goldhaber SZ, Costello P. Spiral computed tomography for acute pulmonary embolism. Circulation. 2004 May 11;109(18):2160-7.

In this excellent review, leading authorities examine the improved accuracy of new multidetector-row spiral CT scanners in diagnosing pulmonary embolism (and other conditions). This examination is done within the context of reviewing the major strengths and weaknesses of other diagnostic tests in either ruling in our ruling out a pulmonary embolus.

The abstract of this article is available on PubMed at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15136509.

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