Multidetector CT pulmonary angiography features of pulmonary embolus.


Journal Article (Review)

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening condition. Multidetector CT pulmonary angiography is currently the imaging method of choice for the detection of PE. The aim of this pictorial essay is to review the appearances of PE on multidetector CT pulmonary angiography, including signs that differentiate acute and chronic PE and markers of severity. The features of a non-diagnostic study and pitfalls leading to a false-positive or false-negative study are presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hoang, JK; Lee, WK; Hennessy, OF

Published Date

  • August 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 307 - 317

PubMed ID

  • 18811753

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18811753

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1754-9485

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2008.01961.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Australia