Pulmonary embolism in segmental and subsegmental arteries: Optimal technique, imaging appearances, and potential pitfalls in multidetector CT

Avneesh Chhabra, Kiran Batra, Charles B. Mulhern, Drew A. Torigian

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Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has improved the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE), especially the detection of small emboli in segmental and subsegmental pulmonary arteries. This article presents optimal scanning parameters and interpretation techniques for MDCT evaluation of PE, reviews the findings of acute and chronic PE in small vessels, and addresses potential interpretation errors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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