Computed tomographic findings in 18 patients with pulmonary thromboembolism are retrospectively reviewed. In the majority of patients, thromboembolism was not suspected clinically. The CT findings can be divided into two groups: Vascular and parenchymal changes. The most frequent vascular finding is an intraluminal filling defect or defects due to thrombus. The most frequent parenchymal finding is a triangular (wedge-shaped) pleural- based soft tissue attenuation lesion. Although CT is not a primary diagnostic tool in the evaluation of pulmonary thromboembolism, CT may be helpful in diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, when evaluating an undiagnosed parenchymal density.
- Computed tomography
- Infarction pulmonary
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging