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Computed Tomography Angiography in Patients Evaluated for Acute Pulmonary Embolism with Low Serum D-dimer Levels: A Prospective Study

By Lana Hirai Gimber, R Ing Travis, Jayme M Takahashi, Torrey L Goodman and Hyo-Chun Yoon

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Context: Pulmonary computed tomography angiography (CTA) and the Wells criteria both have interobserver variability in the assessment of pulmonary embolism (PE). Quantitative D-dimer assay findings have been shown to have a high negative predictive value in patients with low pretest probability of PE

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Publisher: Kaiser Permanente
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