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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. Bailey DL et al: A brief history of lung ventilation and perfusion imaging over the 50-year tenure of the Editors of Seminars in Nuclear Medicine. Semin Nucl Med. 50(1):75-86, 2020
                            2. Kruger PC et al: Pulmonary embolism: update on diagnosis and management. Med J Aust. 211(2):82-7, 2019
                            3. Turetz M et al: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and natural history of pulmonary embolism. Semin Intervent Radiol. 35(2):92-8, 2018
                            4. Kan Y et al: The accuracy of V/Q SPECT in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: a meta-analysis. Acta Radiol. 56(5):565-72, 2015
                            5. Lu Y et al: Noncontrast perfusion single-photon emission CT/CT scanning: a new test for the expedited, high-accuracy diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism. Chest. 145(5):1079-88, 2014
                            6. Mortensen J et al: SPECT/CT and pulmonary embolism. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 41 Suppl 1:S81-90, 2014
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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. Bailey DL et al: A brief history of lung ventilation and perfusion imaging over the 50-year tenure of the Editors of Seminars in Nuclear Medicine. Semin Nucl Med. 50(1):75-86, 2020
                                                      2. Kruger PC et al: Pulmonary embolism: update on diagnosis and management. Med J Aust. 211(2):82-7, 2019
                                                      3. Turetz M et al: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and natural history of pulmonary embolism. Semin Intervent Radiol. 35(2):92-8, 2018
                                                      4. Kan Y et al: The accuracy of V/Q SPECT in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: a meta-analysis. Acta Radiol. 56(5):565-72, 2015
                                                      5. Lu Y et al: Noncontrast perfusion single-photon emission CT/CT scanning: a new test for the expedited, high-accuracy diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism. Chest. 145(5):1079-88, 2014
                                                      6. Mortensen J et al: SPECT/CT and pulmonary embolism. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 41 Suppl 1:S81-90, 2014