Digital venous angiography in the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism

Fernando R. Gutierrez, Daniel Biello, Robert C. McKnight

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Twenty‐five patients with the clinical suspicion of pulmonary thromboembolism underwent venous digital subtraction angiography (DSA) concurrently with selective conventional pulmonary angiography and the results were compared by two independent observers. Our conclusion is that venous DSA lacks adequate specificity and sensitivity for the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism in subsegmental pulmonary arteries. Any benefit derived from this slightly less invasive technique is far outweighed by the decrease in technical detail when compared to the selective film screen method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-348
Number of pages6
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984


  • comparative studies
  • digital subtraction angiography
  • embolism pulmonary


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