CTA for Pulmonary Embolism

Do not perform chest CT angiography to evaluate for possible pulmonary embolism in patients with a low clinical probability and negative results of a highly sensitive D-dimer assay.

patient education material CTA for pulmonary embolism

Article: R-SCAN: CT Angiographic Imaging for Pulmonary Embolism

Frigini AL, et al. JACR. May 2017.view more button

Article: ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Acute Chest Pain—Suspected Pulmonary Embolism

Kirsch J, et al. JACR. May 2017. view more button

Video: Complementary ACR 2016 Video on Baylor Medical College's R-SCAN Implementation & Results

American College of Radiology, 2016.view more button

Article: Yield of CT Pulmonary Angiography in the ED When Providers Override CDS

Yan Z, et al. Radiology. March 2017.view more button

Flyer: ACEP-ACR Partnership Delivers Resources to Help Prepare You for the Futureview more button

Choosing Wisely Topic: CTA for Pulmonary Embolismview more button

Podcast: A discussion on ordering imaging exams for pulmonary embolism

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Choosing Wisely Video: Radiologists Discuss Low Risk PEview more button

Presentation: ACR Appropriateness Criteria® — Acute Chest Pain:Suspected Pulmonary Embolism

Buethe J, and Nazarian J. University Hospitals Case Medical Center.view more button 

Consensus Statement: Use of Enhanced Helical CT Scanning of the Chest for the Diagnosis of PE

Bruno MA, et al. Penn State.view more button

Choosing Wisely Handout: When you need a CT scan to check for a blood clot in your lungsview more button

Patient Engagement: When you need a CT scan to check for a blood clot in your lungs

Imaging Order Simulation: Selecting the best imaging exam for pulmonary embolism

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ACR Appropriateness Criteria Rating Table and Evidence: Acute Chest Pain – Suspected Pulmonary Embolism view more button


Presentation: When to Image Based on Choosing Wisely® and ACR Appropriateness Criteria® - Pulmonary Embolism view more button