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2012-03-23 05:42:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Researchers have discovered an alternative method of detecting pulmonary embolism that is changing the game. Pulmonary embolisms occur when a blood clot — usually from the leg — travels to the lung and blocks the pulmonary artery or one of its main branches. CT angiography is the gold standard for diagnosis, but it exposes patients to ionizing radiation and iodinated contrast agent, which carries a risk of allergic reactions and kidney damage in some...

2011-05-10 13:25:05

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA), meant to improve detection of life-threatening pulmonary embolisms (PE), has led to over-diagnosis and over treatment of this condition. These findings, which appear in May 9 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. may continue to grow worse as the as the use of CT scans continue to rise. The introduction in 1998 of multi-detector row CTPA revolutionized the way...

2010-11-17 11:48:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDRAD will offer RSNA* attendees hands-on demonstrations of personalized-protocol software that individualizes CT Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) contrast dosing, and has proven to increase the percentage of diagnostic-quality studies to rule out Pulmonary Embolism (PE) when compared to the institution's standard protocol(1)** -- potentially obviating the need to rescan the patient.(2) Diagnosis with a high degree of certainty is critical to...


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