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Revista chilena de radiología

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Abstract

MIRANDA G, Gonzalo et al. TROMBOEMBOLISMO PULMONAR: VENOGRAFIA POR TOMOGRAFIA COMPUTADA VERSUS ECOGRAFÍA DOPPLER, PARA DETECCION DE TROMBOSIS VENOSA PROFUNDA DE EXTREMIDADES INFERIORES . Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2005, vol.11, n.1, pp.5-8. ISSN 0717-9308.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-93082005000100003.

Pulmonary embolism is a condition with high morbidity and mortality. The deep venous thrombosis at the lower limbs remains as the main cause, so the evaluation of this venous system must be ruled out in patients at risk. Doppler US as CT venography of the lower limbs are the most useful diagnostic methods. The present study compares Doppler venous US findings with CT venography in the diagnostic of deep venous thrombosis in patients that were clinically suspected. It was found a fairly good correlation between them, sheering high sensibility and specificity

Keywords : CT venography; Deep venous thrombosis; Pulmonary embolism.

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