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Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are strictly interrelated pathologies as they are attributable to the same spectrum of disease, namely venous thromboembolism (VTE). Although VTE is often clinically silent, it may also present as massive embolism leading to death.
The most reliable diagnostic procedure for VTE is MDCT. In particular, CT venography is widely used to evaluate the status of the venous system. With its very high contrast resolution and anatomical detail, MDCT venography enables radiologists to accurately identify and characterize the pathological processes. The utility of this diagnostic tool is illustrated in Dr. Anzidei’s latest Focus on, in the selection of literature and in the clinical cases reported in this newsletter. A comment on a recent meta-analysis and the e-book here proposed support the usefulness and advantages of CT angiography for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
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