Spiral computed tomography for pulmonary embolism

Hosp Med. 2000 Jan;61(1):41-5. doi: 10.12968/hosp.2000.61.1.1862.


Spiral computed tomography pulmonary angiography is increasingly used in the non-invasive investigation of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. This review will focus on current techniques and indications with an explanation of the computed tomography signs of pulmonary embolism, possible pitfalls in interpretation and limitations of the technique.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Embolism / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*