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Imaging in Pulmonary Embolism

  • C. J. Herold
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is an entity that is frequently encountered in the hospital environment as well as in private practice. Currently, although it is recognized as an important medical problem with a long history of extensive investigation, many fundamental questions remain unanswered. At this time, even the true incidence and mortality of PE are difficult to determine accurately. The magnitude of the problem can be demonstrated by the fact that in the United States, the number of patients who suffer from PE is estimated to reach 750 000 annually. Of these, approximately 150 000 die from this disorder [1]. While representative comprehensive numbers are not available for Europe, the significance of the problem is similar to that in the U.S.

Keywords

Pulmonary Embolism Magnetic Resonance Angiography Deep Venous Thrombosis Pulmonary Angiography Pulmonary Thromboembolism 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Herold
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität für RadiodiagnostikAllgemeines KrankenhausViennaAustria

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