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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Jul;185(1):132-4.

Chest radiograph as a triage tool in the imaging-based diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.

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Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06504, USA. aditya.daftary@yale.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether using a chest radiograph to triage patients being imaged for pulmonary embolism (PE) with pulmonary CT angiography (CTA) or ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy resulted in fewer indeterminate imaging results.

CONCLUSION:

Chest radiograph can be a valuable triage tool in deciding an appropriate technique for imaging PE, and can yield more definitive diagnoses.

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PMID:
15972413
DOI:
10.2214/ajr.185.1.01850132
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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