Chapter 1.2.4. Diagnostic Strategies

Diagnostic Strategies in Pulmonary Embolism: an Evidence-based Approach

  1. Peter G. Gibson1,
  2. Michael Abramson2,
  3. Richard Wood-Baker3,
  4. Jimmy Volmink4,
  5. Michael Hensley5 and
  6. Ulrich Costabel6
  1. Martin Riedel

Published Online: 25 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987377.ch5

Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine

Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine

How to Cite

Riedel, M. (2005) Diagnostic Strategies, in Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine (eds P. G. Gibson, M. Abramson, R. Wood-Baker, J. Volmink, M. Hensley and U. Costabel), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987377.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

  2. 2

    Monash University, Central & Eastern Clinical School, The Alfred, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

  4. 4

    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

  5. 5

    University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

  6. 6

    Ruhrlandklinik, Essen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916051

Online ISBN: 9780470987377

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Keywords:

  • pulmonary embolism;
  • pulmonary angiography;
  • autopsy;
  • thromboembolism;
  • lung scintigraphy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Specific problems in diagnosing pulmonary embolism

  • Reference standards

  • Estimating pretest clinical likelihood of thromboembolism

  • Lung scintigraphy

  • Spiral computerized tomography

  • D-dimer

  • Search for (residual) deep venous thrombosis

  • Non-diagnostic but useful techniques

  • Useless diagnostic procedures

  • Possible developments

  • The integrated diagnostic approach with management options

  • Summary