Journal article

Turbulent flow artefact mimicking central pulmonary emboli in pulmonary hypertension: A report of two cases

Heather M Pascoe, Diane Pascoe, Mark W McCusker, Stefan B Heinze

Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Many artefacts can mimic pulmonary emboli (PE) on CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA), most commonly in the peripheral pulmonary arteries (PA's). We describe flow-related artefact mimicking PE in the central PA's of two patients, both with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). To our knowledge, this is the first report of this PE mimic in the central PA's.