Dual Energy CT Evaluation of the Severity of Pulmonary Thromboembolism: Correlation of Pulmonary Perfusion Score with CT


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Bayraktaroğlu S. , Çinkooğlu A. , Savaş R. , Ceylan N. , Bozdag M., Karakuş H. S. , ...More

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.17, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/iranjradiol.92990
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY

Abstract

Background: Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients and computed tomographic angiography (CTA) has become the gold standard diagnostic examination for suspected PTE. Dual energy computed tomography (DECT) not only detects thromboembolic filling defects but also provides functional perfusion information by generating iodine distribution maps.