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Chest to rule out pulmonary emboli

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This patient with chronic pulmonary hypertension and chronic shortness of breath came to the University Medical Center LSU emergency department and was sent for a VQ scan which was read as normal. The patient was then sent for a CT chest scan to rule out pulmonary emboli. The technologist used the IQon Spectral CT to perform the scan.
Conventional CT Z effective
Conventional CT
Z effective

Clinical significance

The Z effective images revealed a classic wedge-shaped defect consistent for a pulmonary embolism. This was not seen in the VQ images from the previous scan.


* Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

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Dec 14, 2017

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