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"Pulmonary Vein Sign" for Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis in Computed Tomography Angiography.

Authors
  • Souza, Luciana Volpon Soares1
  • Zanon, Matheus2, 3
  • Souza, Arthur Soares1
  • Irion, Klaus4
  • Penha, Diana4
  • Alves, Giordano Rafael Tronco5
  • Marchiori, Edson5
  • Hochhegger, Bruno6, 7
  • 1 Rio Preto Radiodiagnostic Intitute - Rua Cila, 3033, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, 15015-800, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 2 LABIMED - Medical Imaging Research Lab, Department of Radiology, Pavilhão Pereira Filho Hospital, Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericórdia of Porto Alegre - Av. Independência, 75, Porto Alegre, 90020-160, Brazil. [email protected] , (Brazil)
  • 3 Department of Diagnostic Methods, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre - R. Sarmento Leite, 245, Porto Alegre, 90050-170, Brazil. [email protected] , (Brazil)
  • 4 Department of Radiology, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust - Thomas Drive, Broadgreen, Liverpool, L143PE, UK.
  • 5 Department of Radiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Medical School - Av. Carlos Chagas Filho, 373, Rio De Janeiro, 21941-902, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 6 LABIMED - Medical Imaging Research Lab, Department of Radiology, Pavilhão Pereira Filho Hospital, Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericórdia of Porto Alegre - Av. Independência, 75, Porto Alegre, 90020-160, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 7 Department of Diagnostic Methods, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre - R. Sarmento Leite, 245, Porto Alegre, 90050-170, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Lung
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
195
Issue
6
Pages
769–774
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00408-017-0057-7
PMID: 29032479
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Despite a low sensitivity, presence of the pulmonary vein sign was highly specific for PE, with a good agreement between readers. This sign could contribute for PE diagnosis on CTPA studies.

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