Search Tag: CTPA

IMAGING Management

Higher Imaging Yield With CDS

2020 31 Mar

Increased use of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) for the evaluation of pulmonary embolism has raised serious concerns about the harms of unnecessary testing. What's more, CTPA over-utilisation has been associated with decreasing diagnostic yields.     Researchers in the U.S. performed a study to determine whether clinical decision support (CDS)... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI in Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

2017 25 Apr

  Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has high specificity but limited sensitivity for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a systematic review published in the journal Thrombosis Research. Given these inconclusive results, researchers say management studies are needed to more precisely define the role of MRI in the diagnostic workup... Read more