TITLE

Radiation dose in helical CT for detection of pulmonary embolism

AUTHOR(S)
Diederich, S.
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
European Radiology;Jul2003, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p1491
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
editorial
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the radiation exposure of helical computed tomography (CT) for detection of pulmonary embolism compared with pulmonary angiography. Usefulness of CT for the diagnosis of pulmonary emboli by direct demonstration of emboli within the pulmonary arteries; Demonstration by initial scan protocols of the central emboli; Suggestion to use spiral CT routinely in patients with clinical suspension of pulmonary embolism.
ACCESSION #
16654610

 

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