Diagnostic Approaches to Possible Pulmonary Embolism

Makkar, Sumi
September 2001
American Family Physician;9/1/2001, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p844
Academic Journal
Presents an abstract of the study `Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism with Use of Computed Tomographic Angiography,' by J.H. Ryu, et al, which appeared in the January 2001 issue of the `Mayo Clinic Proceedings.'


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