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Multislice CT and D-dimer test detect pulmonary embolism without ultrasound

April 25, 2008 Multislice CT and D-dimer test detect pulmonary embolism without ultrasound James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Venous ultrasonography may be an extraneous step in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. A D-dimer test performed with multislice CT scan is no less sensitive than the two tests performed in combination with venous ultrasound of the leg, according to a study from Switzerland. Accepted diagnostic methods to detect PE include clinical probability assessment (CPA) followed by sequential diagnostic tests, such as D-dimer, ultrasound, and CT, according to Dr. Marc Righini of the Geneva University Hospital, first author of the study in the April 18 issue of The Lancet.

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