Multidetector CT pulmonary angiography features of pulmonary embolus
JK Hoang, WK Lee, OF Hennessy
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2008
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.
The authors acknowledge funding from St Vincent's Hospital Grants and Research Committee through a Research Grant award in 2006.