Keywords: Pulmonary, Pulmonary Embolism (PubMed Search)
Pulmonary CTA Sensitivity and PIOPED II
The publication of PIOPED II has led some to doubt the sensitivity of pulmonary CTA for pulmonary embolism. This study reported an overall sensitivity of 83% which could be increased to nearly 90% with the addition of CTV (CT Venography). 83% is a horrible sensitivity. So, why should you care?