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Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease, Acute
Helen T. Winer-Muram, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Thrombus embolization to pulmonary arteries, usually from lower extremity, abdominal/pelvic veins

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Angiographic Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                          • Imaging Recommendations

                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                              PATHOLOGY

                              • General Features

                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                  • Microscopic Features

                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                    • Presentation

                                      • Demographics

                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                          • Treatment

                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Henzler T et al: CT imaging of acute pulmonary embolism. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 5(1):3-11, 2011
                                              2. Mamlouk MD et al: Pulmonary embolism at CT angiography: implications for appropriateness, cost, and radiation exposure in 2003 patients. Radiology. 256(2):625-32, 2010
                                              3. Shahir K et al: Pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: CT pulmonary angiography versus perfusion scanning. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 195(3):W214-20, 2010
                                              4. Pahade JK et al: Quality initiatives: imaging pregnant patients with suspected pulmonary embolism: what the radiologist needs to know. Radiographics. 29(3):639-54, 2009
                                              5. Ridge CA et al: Pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: comparison of pulmonary CT angiography and lung scintigraphy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 193(5):1223-7, 2009
                                              6. Revel MP et al: Is It possible to recognize pulmonary infarction on multisection CT images? Radiology. 244(3):875-82, 2007
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      • Clinical Issues

                                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                                        • Definitions

                                                          • Thrombus embolization to pulmonary arteries, usually from lower extremity, abdominal/pelvic veins

                                                        IMAGING

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                                            • CT Findings

                                                              • MR Findings

                                                                • Angiographic Findings

                                                                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                                          • General Features

                                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                                • Presentation

                                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Henzler T et al: CT imaging of acute pulmonary embolism. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 5(1):3-11, 2011
                                                                                          2. Mamlouk MD et al: Pulmonary embolism at CT angiography: implications for appropriateness, cost, and radiation exposure in 2003 patients. Radiology. 256(2):625-32, 2010
                                                                                          3. Shahir K et al: Pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: CT pulmonary angiography versus perfusion scanning. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 195(3):W214-20, 2010
                                                                                          4. Pahade JK et al: Quality initiatives: imaging pregnant patients with suspected pulmonary embolism: what the radiologist needs to know. Radiographics. 29(3):639-54, 2009
                                                                                          5. Ridge CA et al: Pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: comparison of pulmonary CT angiography and lung scintigraphy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 193(5):1223-7, 2009
                                                                                          6. Revel MP et al: Is It possible to recognize pulmonary infarction on multisection CT images? Radiology. 244(3):875-82, 2007