Female breast radiation exposure during CT pulmonary angiography
The role of CT pulmonary angiography
in the investigation of unilateral pleural effusions.
CT pulmonary angiography
is the noninvasive imaging examination of choice for suspected PE in most situations.
Conclusion: CT pulmonary angiography
has emerged as a reliable non invasive tool for not only confirmation of diagnosis of pulmonary emblolism in short time but also gives valuable information about prognosis of these critically ill patients.
This study was therefore directed at determining the detection rate for pulmonary emboli in ICU patients sent for CT pulmonary angiography
after the first 24 hours in ICU.
We specifically choose the imaging parameters employed for our CT pulmonary angiography
because 60% of the pulmonary embolus CT studies performed at our institution are on female patients.
MIAMI BEACH -- CT pulmonary angiography
can deliver considerable radiation to sensitive breast tissue--an important consideration when referring women for diagnosis of pulmonary emboli, Dr.
When conventional or CT pulmonary angiography
cannot be performed, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) becomes a valuable option.
This test can be performed with CT pulmonary angiography
when excluding pulmonary embolism as well.
The study included consecutive inpatients and outpatients with clinical suspicion of acute PE who were hemodynamically stable and who had an indication for CT pulmonary angiography
Combining CTV with CT pulmonary angiography
(CTPA) not only increases the confidence in withholding treatment when results for both the pulmonary arteries and leg veins are negative but also increases the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism by 25% over CTPA alone.
We need a better test," and CT pulmonary angiography
is emerging as the front runner.
This result supports the concept that CT pulmonary angiography
, by providing a global evaluation of the patient with acute chest disease, has become a widely utilized tool in these patients.