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Pulmonary Embolism Index of Wu et al Using CT Pulmonary Angiography (CTPE Index)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with pulmonary embolic disease using the CTPE index of Wu et al based on helical CT angiography of the segmental arteries.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I26

Description:

Wu et al used CT angiography of pulmonary arteries to develop an index for evaluating a patient with pulmonary embolus (PE). This PE index is a measure of the size, extent and burden of the embolic disease, which correlates with outcome. The authors are from Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island.

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