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CT pulmonary angiography in pregnant and postpartum women: low yield, high dose.
Clin Imaging. 2015 Mar-Apr; 39(2):251-3.CI

Abstract

PURPOSE

To compare the diagnostic utility of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in pregnant/postpartum women with age-matched controls.

MATERIALS

We performed a retrospective case-control series of pregnant/postpartum women and control women who underwent CTPA from 2008 to 2011.

RESULTS

The study included 34 pregnant women, 16 postpartum women, and 50 controls. CTPAs were positive in 2% of pregnant/postpartum women and 16% of controls (P=.003). The main pulmonary artery mean opacification was 271 Hounsfield units (HU) for pregnant/postpartum women vs. 303 HU (P=.12). Radiation exposure was high in both groups but lower in pregnant/postpartum women, 10 vs. 14 mSv (P=.003).

CONCLUSION

CTPA in pregnant and postpartum women had low yield and remained high dose.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of California San Francisco, Department of Radiology. Electronic address: eric.jordan@ucsf.edu.Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Radiology.Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Radiology.Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Radiology.Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Radiology.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25482354

Citation

Jordan, Eric J., et al. "CT Pulmonary Angiography in Pregnant and Postpartum Women: Low Yield, High Dose." Clinical Imaging, vol. 39, no. 2, 2015, pp. 251-3.
Jordan EJ, Godelman A, Levsky JM, et al. CT pulmonary angiography in pregnant and postpartum women: low yield, high dose. Clin Imaging. 2015;39(2):251-3.
Jordan, E. J., Godelman, A., Levsky, J. M., Zalta, B., & Haramati, L. B. (2015). CT pulmonary angiography in pregnant and postpartum women: low yield, high dose. Clinical Imaging, 39(2), 251-3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.11.006
Jordan EJ, et al. CT Pulmonary Angiography in Pregnant and Postpartum Women: Low Yield, High Dose. Clin Imaging. 2015;39(2):251-3. PubMed PMID: 25482354.
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TY - JOUR T1 - CT pulmonary angiography in pregnant and postpartum women: low yield, high dose. AU - Jordan,Eric J, AU - Godelman,Alla, AU - Levsky,Jeffrey M, AU - Zalta,Benjamin, AU - Haramati,Linda B, Y1 - 2014/11/18/ PY - 2014/07/30/received PY - 2014/10/08/revised PY - 2014/11/10/accepted PY - 2014/12/9/entrez PY - 2014/12/9/pubmed PY - 2015/10/20/medline KW - CT pulmonary angiogram KW - Postpartum KW - Pregnancy KW - Pulmonary emboli SP - 251 EP - 3 JF - Clinical imaging JO - Clin Imaging VL - 39 IS - 2 N2 - PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic utility of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in pregnant/postpartum women with age-matched controls. MATERIALS: We performed a retrospective case-control series of pregnant/postpartum women and control women who underwent CTPA from 2008 to 2011. RESULTS: The study included 34 pregnant women, 16 postpartum women, and 50 controls. CTPAs were positive in 2% of pregnant/postpartum women and 16% of controls (P=.003). The main pulmonary artery mean opacification was 271 Hounsfield units (HU) for pregnant/postpartum women vs. 303 HU (P=.12). Radiation exposure was high in both groups but lower in pregnant/postpartum women, 10 vs. 14 mSv (P=.003). CONCLUSION: CTPA in pregnant and postpartum women had low yield and remained high dose. SN - 1873-4499 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25482354/CT_pulmonary_angiography_in_pregnant_and_postpartum_women:_low_yield_high_dose_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0899-7071(14)00274-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -