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Does the Position of the Arm during Intravenous Contrast Administration alter Image Quality in Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA)?

By Karen Wood

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the sudden blocking of a pulmonary artery, commonly by a blood clot.PE can be very difficult to diagnose clinically and is potentially fatal carrying a 30% mortality rate if untreated 1.\ud In the UK 10% of all hospital deaths equating\ud to 1% of all hospital admissions have been\ud shown to be attributable to PE 2

Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eresearch.qmu.ac.uk:912

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