Materials and methods: Recent advances have clarified that the incidence of CIN is much lower than previously thought, but there are lingering questions. The prevalence of symptomatic PE on dedicated CTPA was 11.8%, and the rate of coincidental PE on contrast-enhanced CT was 1.8%. Objective: Attenuation values in the thoracic aorta and in the pulmonary trunk were assessed in duplicate measurements (M1 and M2) and the aorto-pulmonary density ratio was calculated. Final analysis was performed in 222 patients (mean age 65 ± 19 years, range 18 to 99 years). In patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, multidetector CTA-CTV has a higher diagnostic sensitivity than does CTA alone, with similar specificity. Board-certified radiologists gave CT readings, which were reviewed by two independent emergency physicians who categorized the non-PE findings into one of four acuity categories: A = requiring specific and immediate intervention, B = requiring specific action on follow-up, C = requiring no action, and D = indeterminate findings. CT angiography was ordered at the discretion of the treating physician; patients were identified by query of the electronic medical record. Both 3D visualization methods proved to have a constructive impact on improving CAD performance. Of the 153 eligible patients, 3 patients were missed, 16 patients declined, and 134 (88%) patients were enrolled. If CT results were normal or inconclusive, compression ultrasonography was performed on the same day as CT and repeated on days 4 and 7 if findings on the first compression ultrasonography were normal. Conclusions Binary logistic regression analysis for both groups demonstrated that the only variable associated with CTPA as gold standard for the diagnosis of PE was being a chest radiologist. Computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). As the evaluation of pulmonary embolism has evolved, multiple imaging techniques has been developed and studied. Pulmonary angiography is sensitive and specific in the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism, but it remains an invasive procedure. In 1982, the estimated number of nuclear medicine procedures was about 7.5 million. The most common source of pulmonary emboli is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the lower limbs. These findings emphasize the need for more accurate identification of patients at risk for venous thromboembolism, as well as a safe and effective prophylaxis. Patients: 510 consecutive inpatients and outpatients with clinically suspected PE followed for 3 months. PBV is related to the signal change in the lung parenchyma and blood before and after contrast agent. In patients with suspected PE and negative SCTA without anticoagulant therapy, the risk of recurrent PE in this study was less than 1% and similar to that in patients after a negative pulmonary angiogram. kappa values were 0.71 and 0.83 for CT and PA, respectively, and were not significantly different between modalities. Thrombolytic therapy, in the opinion of most investigators, should be reserved for unstable patients or patients who remain hypoxic while receiving oxygen. (C) 1998 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Emergency departments at four tertiary care hospitals in Canada. Three-month follow-up for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism was performed. Since quality of the diagnostic process largely determines quality of care, overcoming deficiencies in standards, methodology, and funding deserves high priority. Epub 2014 Sep 11. Our data suggest that TAPSE measurements less than 15.2 mm have a high specificity for identifying clinically significant acute PE. Measurements: Patients received a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism if they had a high-probability ventilation-perfusion scan, an abnormal result on ultrasonography or pulmonary angiography, or a venous thromboembolic event during follow-up. In the third part of this dissertation, we present results of the application of hyperpolarized helium (HP-He) in the characterization of new model of experimental pulmonary ischemia. In 759 of the 849 patients in whom pulmonary embolism was not found on initial evaluation, the diagnostic protocol was followed correctly. 930 consecutive patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. The largest and most significant collaborative clinical trial was conducted in 2006 . Minimum Mandatory Monitoring Standards CT demonstrated central PE in two patients with normal V-P scans. The abdominal CT on which PE was overlooked was obtained for a variety of reasons, most commonly because of abdominal pain or to follow up a preexisting condition. It is recommended that interpretation include a careful search of the lower pulmonary arterial vasculature on contrast-enhanced abdominal CT scans. Computer-Aided Detection, Pulmonary Embolism, Computerized Tomography Pulmonary Angiography: Current Status, Deep vein thrombosis in non-critically ill patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. Overall, approximately 25% to 50% of patient with first-time VTE have an idiopathic condition, without a readily identifiable risk factor. Spiral CT and angiography were interpreted independently by two radiologists. Moreover MDCT has enabled radiologists to understand better the functional information contained within CT images of DILD. The preliminary estimates of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Scientific Committee 6-2 medical subgroup are that, in 2006, the per-capita dose from all medical exposure (not including radiotherapy) had increased almost 600% to 3.0 mSv and the collective dose had increased more than 700% to approximately 900,000 person-Sv. Angiograms were nondiagnostic in 35 of 1,111 (3%), and studies were incomplete in 12 of 1,111 (1%), usually because of a complication. While the incidence of pulmonary embolism has decreased over time, the incidence of deep vein thrombosis remains unchanged for men and is increasing for older women. Many recommendations have been retained or their validity has been reinforced; however, new data have extended or modified our … Methodological challenges include the “gold standard” problem; spectrum and selection biases; “soft” measures (subjective phenomena); observer variability and bias; complex relations; clinical impact; sample size; and rapid progress of knowledge Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, especially in people who have underlying heart or lung disease. Patients with negative angiograms who had not received anticoagulation therapy and who could be clinically followed up at 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year were considered in the final study groups (n = 185); 135 patients had lung disease (group 3), and 50 patients had no history of a respiratory disorder (group 4). Statistical analysis was performed to determine associations between responses, years of experience, location in an endemic region of granulomatous disease, and setting of practice. It’s important to diagnose it because treating a pulmonary embolism isn’t always easy and treatments can cause side effects. Contrast-enhanced spiral computed tomography appears to have potential, but it is not yet fully tested. Selective pulmonary angiograms were obtained with knowledge of the findings on the ventilation/perfusion scan only. Previous DVT or PE. The majority of the radiologists surveyed indicated that CTPA is the new reference standard for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. standardised scoring system. Magnetic resonance angiography is in the early stages of investigation. Sixteen (12%) patients were diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. We, thus, review several clinical decision rules that may help standardize this determination. Thirty-three percent of patients underwent five or more lifetime CT examinations, and 5% underwent between 22 and 132 examinations. Excluding such inconclusive studies, the sensitivity of CTA was 83 percent and the specificity was 96 percent. The positive and negative predictive values were 90% and 94%, respectively. Coincidental PE was found more frequently in patients with progressive cancer compared with nononcological patients (P = 0.035). The scans were evaluated independently by two thoracic radiologists blinded to the patient's clinical details using a, We surveyed the members of the Society of Thoracic Radiology regarding their interpretation of and management decision for small pulmonary nodules on computed tomography. Results of measurements of the HP-He relaxation time in both normal and ischemic animals are presented. | Ten emboli were depicted only on CT scans, whereas seven emboli were identified only on angiograms because of inadequate depiction of the pulmonary arteries in the plane of the CT scans (n = 5) or because of misinterpretation of CT findings (n = 2). Conversely, PE can be over-diagnosed, with the concomitant risks associated with unnecessary anticoagulation. -, Radiology. The evaluation of diagnostic techniques, however, is less advanced than that of treatments. Major risk factors for PE include: DVT. Development and introduction of new diagnostic techniques have greatly accelerated over the past decades. CR with < 10 years since finishing training were more likely to consider CTPA the gold standard, OR 2.0 (1.1-3.9). CT images of 20 PE patients who underwent spectral CT pulmonary angiography were retrospectively analyzed. For digital angiography, radiation dose was calculated according to phantom measurements and adapted to acquisition and fluoroscopy times. The 3 subtraction image sets got the highest score in visualization of the pulmonary artery branches. The Prospective Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis (PIOPED) addressed the value of ventilation/perfusion scans in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). 48 patients (21.6%) had an aorto-pulmonary ratio >1. 2019 Mar;38(3):695-702. doi: 10.1002/jum.14753. Unlike with drugs, there are generally no formal requirements for adoption of diagnostic tests in routine care. Tricuspid annular plane of systolic excursion to prognosticate acute pulmonary symptomatic embolism (TAPSEPAPSE study). We retrospectively identified all CTPAs conducted at our institution in 2017 (n = 1499). Spiral CT can reliably depict central PE and may be introduced into the classic diagnostic algorithms. A completely noninvasive diagnostic algorithm for patients presenting with suspected acute pulmonary embolism is proposed. The AI prototype algorithm we tested has a high degree of diagnostic accuracy for the detection of PE on CTPAs. Mortality in the patients with normal helical CT scans was 4.1% (10 of 246 patients). Results: | An aorto-pulmonary ratio > 1 with still contrast inflow being visible within the superior vena cava was defined as TIC. Materials and methods: P ulmonary embolism (PE) is the third most common cause of cardiovascular death after myocardial infarction and stroke, with an estimated annual incidence in the United States of 69-205 cases per 100,000 personyears [1, ... P ulmonary embolism (PE) is the third most common cause of cardiovascular death after myocardial infarction and stroke, with an estimated annual incidence in the United States of 69-205 cases per 100,000 personyears [1,2]. Measurements: Patients received instructions to report any symptoms or signs of PE or deep venous thrombosis (DVT) during the 3-month follow-up period. If the scan was nondiagnostic, bilateral deep venous ultrasonography was done. The most common category A findings included infiltrate or consolidation suggesting pneumonia (81%), aortic aneurysm or dissection (7%), and mass suggesting undiagnosed malignancy (7%). Development of diagnostic techniques has greatly accelerated but the methodology of diagnostic research lags far behind that for evaluating treatments Cumulative CT radiation exposure added incrementally to baseline cancer risk in the cohort. Materials and methods: CR with < 10 years since finishing training were more likely to consider CTPA the gold standard, OR 2.0 (1.1-3.9). • Sparse sampling CT is a novel hardware solution with which less projection images are acquired. Mortality in this group was 21.5% (28 of 130 patients); in 1 of these patients, PE could not be confidently ruled out as a contributing cause of death. The remaining exams were classified into positive (n = 232) and negative (n = 1233) for PE based on the final written reports, which defined the reference standard. State of the art and diagnostic algorithms, The Effect of Single-Detector CT Versus MDCT on Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Suspected Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Negative Results on CT Pulmonary Angiography, Pulmonary Embolism: Radiation Dose with Multi–Detector Row CT and Digital Angiography for Diagnosis 1, CT Pulmonary Angiography versus Ventilation-Perfusion Scintigraphy in Pregnancy: Implications from a UK Survey of Doctors' Knowledge of Radiation Exposure1, Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Suspected Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Negative Helical Computed Tomographic Results in Whom Anticoagulation Was Withheld, The Prevalence of Symptomatic and Coincidental Pulmonary Embolism on Computed Tomography, High-Resolution CT in Diagnosis of Diffuse Infiltrative Lung Disease, Adult bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Computed tomography pulmonary findings. Results: 701 patients underwent primary THR and TKR over the 2-year period. Dual-section helical CT can replace pulmonary arteriography for the direct demonstration of PE in a majority of patients. Conclusions: In ED patients with suspected PE, the CT angiogram frequently provides evidence suggesting an important alternative diagnosis to PE. We designed a new CAD method that prompts the PE sites on CTPA views; we then utilized two interactive approaches of 3D visualization to assess CAD performance. Complications were death in five (0.5%), major nonfatal complications in nine (1%), and less significant or minor in 60 (5%). The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of unenhanced multidetector CT (MDCT) for diagnosis of central PE using CTPA as the gold standard. In 7 of the patients who received a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, the physician had performed more diagnostic tests than were called for by the algorithm. Diagnosis was confirmed with PCR testing of nasopharyngeal specimens. CT exposures were estimated to produce 0.7% of total expected baseline cancer incidence and 1% of total cancer mortality. The negative predictive value of spiral CT angiography was 98% (175 of 178) in the study group in which follow-up was performed, with no significant difference between the values in groups 3 (98% [132 of 135]) and 4 (100% [50 of 50]). 2-SpSCT and 4-SpSCT showed higher values for sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and the area under the curve at all DL compared with FS. Methods:This was a multicenter, retrospective, and secondary analysis of consecutive patients in three academic emergency departments. Conclusion: The majority of the radiologists surveyed indicated that CTPA is the new reference standard for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. There are still concerns with regards to the increased risk of thromboembolic events with the use of TA. CTA-CTV was also nondiagnostic with a discordant clinical probability. Three hundred thirty-four patients, including 215 patients with pulmonary disease (group 1) and 119 patients with no history of respiratory disorder (group 2), were referred for thin-collimation CT angiography of the pulmonary circulation as the first-line diagnostic test. Common findings were triangular, linear opacities and gas trapping. The imaging standard for evaluation of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) includes a computed tomography pulmonary angiogram. It is also very helpful to confirm … Binary logistic regression analysis for both groups demonstrated that the only variable associated with CTPA as gold standard for the diagnosis of PE was being a chest radiologist. Other less invasive techniques, including lung scintigraphy and imaging studies of leg veins, have a less than optimal diagnostic performance. We agree with this statement based on the evidence available at this time. 11 Non-thrombotic pulmonary embolism. However, 4 of these patients had not undergone the proper diagnostic testing protocol. In terms of the knowledge that V/Q scintigraphy has a higher fetal dose than does CT, there was no statistically significant difference in correct answers between specialties (P > .05), between university and community hospitals (P = .13), or between attending physicians and residents (P = .52). radiologist with a powerful tool with which to image the lung. To evaluate the effect of pulmonary disease on diagnostic utility of spiral computed tomographic (CT) angiography in clinical practice. Ninety-eight patients were scanned using a single-detector CT scanner. Peripheral pulmonary embolism on multidetector CT pulmonary angiography. The kappa values for Wells Criteria were 0.54 and 0.72 for the trichotomized and dichotomized scorings, respectively. The study group comprised 93 patients (median age, 56 years; range, 19-88 years). From these full sampling (FS) data, every second (2-SpSCT) or fourth (4-SpSCT) projection was used to obtain simulated sparse sampling scans. For decades, the catheterization study known as the pulmonary angiogram was the gold standard for diagnosing a pulmonary embolus, but this test has now been supplanted by the CT scan. A backward selection process was used applying a significance level of 0.05. In pregnant women, ventilation/perfusion scans are recommended by many as the first imaging test following D-dimer and perhaps venous ultrasound. The clinical diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is frequently considered in patients presenting to the emergency department or when hospitalized. The aim of this study was to assess whether the use of pre-operative TA increased the incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in Total Hip Replacement (THR) and Total Knee Replacement (TKR). The cohort comprised 31,462 patients who underwent diagnostic CT in 2007 and had undergone 190,712 CT examinations over the prior 22 years. Of these, none had evidence of subsequent PE or deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and six (6.1%) died of unrelated causes. Approximately one third of patients with symptomatic VTE manifest pulmonary embolism (PE), whereas two thirds manifest deep vein thrombosis (DVT) alone. Background: The limitations of the current diagnostic standard, ventilation-perfusion lung scanning, complicate the management of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. Board-certified radiologists gave CT readings, which were reviewed by two independent emergency physicians who categorized the non-PE findings into one of four acuity categories: A = requiring specific and immediate intervention, B = requiring specific action on follow-up, C = requiring no action, and D = indeterminate findings. #### Summary points In the patients with alternative diagnoses, 1 patient had DVT on objective testing during follow-up. These health care professionals included 102 radiologists, 13 nuclear physicians, seven dual-accredited radiologist-nuclear medicine physicians, 16 medical physicists, and 23 pulmonologists. Each image was analyzed independently by two observers, who determined image quality and presence of PE among arterial segments, including at the subsegmental level. The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) can be very elusive and, if missed, may have fatal consequences. Multicenter, prospective clinical outcome study. Three of 161 professionals were able to answer all eight questions correctly. The incidence of VTE was comparable to previously reported rates, whereas the mortality rate was lower. In 7 of the patients who received a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, the physician had performed more diagnostic tests than were called for by the algorithm. Patients underwent ventilation-perfusion (V-P) scintigraphy, spiral computed tomographic (CT) angiography, and/or digital subtraction pulmonary angiography according to a strict diagnostic protocol. Pulmonary embolism commonly results from blood clots in the venous system which lodge in and block a pulmonary blood vessel. vContrast makes CT angiograms with inadequate contrast applicable for diagnostic evaluation, offering an improved visualization of the pulmonary arteries. To estimate the incidence of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and to describe trends in incidence. The annual incidence of pulmonary embolism in the United States is probably in excess of 630,000. PurposeThe estimated annual incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) is between 69 to 205 cases per 100,000 persons-years. In conclusion, the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism remains complicated. Prospective cohort study. Among patients with PE, patients who also underwent an enhanced abdominal CT within 3 months were assessed for missed PE. Furthermore, we found that the increased visualization of smaller, more peripheral arteries afforded by multislice technology did not affect clinical outcome. Only 1 (0.1% [CI, 0.0% to 0.7%]) of these 759 patients developed thromboembolic events during follow-up. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, A cohort study on the incidence and outcome of pulmonary embolism in trauma and orthopedic patients, The Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Conclusion: In 39% of the cases, PE was diagnosed during the in-hospital stay. Computed tomography identified PE in 124 of 510 patients (24.3%) and an alternative diagnosis in 130 patients (25.5%); CT scans were normal in 248 patients (48.6%). Most deaths were due to underlying diseases. The CT scan could not be interpreted in 8 patients (1.6%) and was not obtained in 2. The aim of this study was to compare contrast-enhanced spiral CT to pulmonary angiography for the detection of subsegmental-sized pulmonary emboli by using a methacrylate cast of porcine pulmonary vessels as an independent gold standard. In 1982, the per-capita dose was estimated to be 0.54 mSv and the collective dose 124,000 person-Sv. Of 1168 patients who had contrast-enhanced CT for other indications, coincidental PE was found in 21 patients (1.8%). This was a multicenter, retrospective, and secondary analysis of consecutive patients in three academic emergency departments. Patients were asked to fill out a questionnaire concerning all relevant questions about their medical history and clinical course during the follow-up period. While most patients accrue low radiation-induced cancer risks, a subgroup is potentially at higher risk due to recurrent CT imaging. TIC is a common phenomenon in CTPA studies with inspiratory breath-hold commands after patients were told to inspire gently with an incidence of 22% in our retrospective cohort. Results: Due to its invasive nature, however, many physicians reserve the procedure for a diagnosis that is imperative (for example, before administering potentially hazardous thrombolytics). In the second part of this dissertation, a methodology of visualizing clots in experimental animal models of stroke is presented. Epub 2019 May 9. Catheter-tip fragmentation of the embolus occasionally is accomplished successfully. In this retrospective single-centre study, CTPA exams of 225 consecutive patients scanned on a 16-slice CT scanner system were analysed. It can be hard for doctors to decide if you have a pulmonary embolism because the symptoms are similar to many other conditions. Of 325 patients with a negative scan, 269 (83%) were available for follow-up. The majority of the radiologists surveyed indicated that CTPA is the new reference standard for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. Spiral CT scans were technically suboptimal in three patients. The presence of two or more co-morbidities was significantly associated with the incidence of mortality (unadjusted odds ratio (OR) = 3.52, 95% confidence interval (CI) (1.34, 18.99), P = 0.034). A T1 weighted, inversion recovery spin echo sequence with cardiac and respiratory gating was developed to measure the changes in signal intensity of lung parenchyma before and after the injection of a long acting intravascular contrast agent. CT has a limited role in the evaluation of acute pulmonary embolism. Positive predictive values were 96 percent with a concordantly high or low probability on clinical assessment, 92 percent with an intermediate probability on clinical assessment, and nondiagnostic if clinical probability was discordant. Results: The prevalence of PE among the 1,025 patients studied was 10% (95% CI = 8% to 12%). Incidence of transient interruption of contrast (TIC) - A retrospective single-centre analysis in CT pulmonary angiography exams acquired during inspiratory breath-hold with the breathing command: "Please inspire gently!". Sensitivity was 100% with 2-SpSCT and 4-SpSCT at the 25% DL and the 12.5% DL for all localizations of PE (one subgroup 98.5%). No strengthening of artifacts occurred, and the mean Hounsfield unit values of the muscle, subcutaneous fat, and the bone showed no significant changes. Clinically apparent pulmonary embolism recurred in 33 patients (8.3 percent), of whom 45 percent died during follow-up. Does Pre-Operative Tranexamic Acid Increase the Incidence of Thromboembolism in Primary Lower Limb Arthroplasty? No significant difference was found in either the probability of subsequent thromboembolic events (chi(2) = 0.3183, degrees of freedom [df] = 1, p = 1) or frequency of unrelated deaths (chi(2) = 0.2655, df = 1, p = 0.7829) between patients scanned using single-detector CT or MDCT protocols. We prospectively followed 399 patients with pulmonary embolism diagnosed by lung scanning and pulmonary angiography, who were enrolled in a multicenter diagnostic trial. Whether further testing (by serial ultrasonography or angiography) was done depended on the patients' pretest probability and the lung scanning results. Sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of CT were 100%, 89%, and 91%, respectively. At PA, 18 patients (19%) had PE at 50 vessel levels (five main and/or interlobar, 24 segmental, and 21 subsegmental), 17 (94%) of which had PE at multiple sites. Four questions asked for an estimate of the dose to both adult and fetus from CT pulmonary angiography and scintigraphy. -, Eur Radiol. CR considered CTPA the gold standard for the diagnosis of PE, OR 3.3 (1.8-6.1). During ischemia, oxygen exchange from the airspaces of the lungs to the capillaries is hindered resulting in increased alveolar oxygen content which resulted in the shortening of the HP-He longitudinal relaxation time. pulse oximetry. Further, the efficacy of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPA) and the combination of r-tPA and recombinant annexin-2 (rA2) was characterized by clot visualization during lysis. Most of the missed PEs were segmental, but three missed PEs occurred in lobar vessels. To determine diagnostic accuracy of four-channel multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) in emergency room and inpatient populations suspected of having acute pulmonary embolism (PE) who prospectively underwent both CT and pulmonary arteriography (PA). With spiral volumetric CT, the finding of 112 central emboli (eight main, 28 lobar, and 76 segmental) corresponded exactly to the angiographic findings, but nine intersegmental lymph nodes were erroneously interpreted as filling defects. The incidence of venous thromboembolism rose markedly with increasing age for both sexes, with pulmonary embolism accounting for most of the increase. All rights reserved. By 2005, the estimated number of procedures had increased to about 19.6 million. This article summarises objectives of diagnos› tic testing and research, methodological challenges, and options for design of studies. 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