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Pulmonary Embolism
Paige Bennett, MD; G. Lance White, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Diagnostic Checklist

      IMAGING

      • General Features

        • CT Findings

          • Nuclear Medicine Findings

            • Radiographic Findings

              • Imaging Recommendations

                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                  • Presentation

                    • Demographics

                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                        • Treatment

                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                            Selected References

                            1. Parker JA et al: SNM practice guideline for lung scintigraphy 4.0. J Nucl Med Technol. 40(1):57-65, 2012
                            2. Sostman HD et al: Sensitivity and specificity of perfusion scintigraphy combined with chest radiography for acute pulmonary embolism in PIOPED II. J Nucl Med. 49(11):1741-8, 2008
                            3. Sostman HD et al: Acute pulmonary embolism: sensitivity and specificity of ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy in PIOPED II study. Radiology. 246(3):941-6, 2008
                            4. Stein PD et al: Multidetector computed tomography for acute pulmonary embolism. N Engl J Med. 354(22):2317-27, 2006
                            5. Wells PS et al: Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: when is imaging needed? Clin Chest Med. 24(1):13-28, 2003
                            6. Worsley DF et al: Radionuclide imaging of acute pulmonary embolism. Semin Nucl Med. 33(4):259-78, 2003
                            7. Freitas JE et al: Modified PIOPED criteria used in clinical practice. J Nucl Med. 36(9):1573-8, 1995
                            8. PIOPED Investigators: Value of the ventilation/perfusion scan in acute pulmonary embolism. Results of the prospective investigation of pulmonary embolism diagnosis (PIOPED). JAMA. 263(20):2753-9, 1990
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                            KEY FACTS

                            • Imaging

                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                IMAGING

                                • General Features

                                  • CT Findings

                                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                            • Presentation

                                              • Demographics

                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                  • Treatment

                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                      Selected References

                                                      1. Parker JA et al: SNM practice guideline for lung scintigraphy 4.0. J Nucl Med Technol. 40(1):57-65, 2012
                                                      2. Sostman HD et al: Sensitivity and specificity of perfusion scintigraphy combined with chest radiography for acute pulmonary embolism in PIOPED II. J Nucl Med. 49(11):1741-8, 2008
                                                      3. Sostman HD et al: Acute pulmonary embolism: sensitivity and specificity of ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy in PIOPED II study. Radiology. 246(3):941-6, 2008
                                                      4. Stein PD et al: Multidetector computed tomography for acute pulmonary embolism. N Engl J Med. 354(22):2317-27, 2006
                                                      5. Wells PS et al: Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: when is imaging needed? Clin Chest Med. 24(1):13-28, 2003
                                                      6. Worsley DF et al: Radionuclide imaging of acute pulmonary embolism. Semin Nucl Med. 33(4):259-78, 2003
                                                      7. Freitas JE et al: Modified PIOPED criteria used in clinical practice. J Nucl Med. 36(9):1573-8, 1995
                                                      8. PIOPED Investigators: Value of the ventilation/perfusion scan in acute pulmonary embolism. Results of the prospective investigation of pulmonary embolism diagnosis (PIOPED). JAMA. 263(20):2753-9, 1990