2019 Jan;38(1):156-166. doi: 10.1109/TMI.2018.2858202. The right brachial vein was exposed and an 18-gauge catheter inserted to allow later injection of contrast media during spiral CT. To prevent leakage of urine a Foley catheter (5-Fr) was inserted into the bladder through a small suprapubic incision. The results also illustrate the degree to which using angiography as the gold standard can be misleading. However, our emboli were made so that they would lodge in branches of the major trunk which are the same size (3.8 to 4.2 mm) as human subsegmental pulmonary arteries (14). Spiral CT, or any other modality that is being compared with an inaccurate gold standard, will inevitably be penalized. Background: Spiral computed tomography (CT) has emerged as a potentially conclusive diagnostic test to exclude pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with non‐high probability scintigraphy and is already widely used—sometimes as the sole primary diagnostic test in the diagnosis of suspected PE.Its true sensitivity and specificity has, however, not been evaluated previously in a … The positive predictive values for Readers 1 and 2, for each modality, are shown in Table 2. Methods: A total of 83 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism were examined using V/Q lung scintigraphy in SPECT technique as well as 4-slice spiral CT. There are two principal approaches for performing a CTPA of high diagnostic quality: Assessment of the radiographic images and pulmonary vascular casts. Because there is no reason that the differences in anatomy between pigs and humans should favor improved accuracy of one technique in one species, we do not think that this difference in anatomy influences our major conclusions. We have calculated that in order to do a per pig study in which an appropriate number of unaffected pigs were included and which had sufficient power to detect an approximately 10% difference in accuracy between the techniques, we would have had to study more than 200 pigs. [1, 2] In 1922, Wharton and Pierson reported the first radiographic description of PE. These sized emboli are comparable to those of human subsegmental pulmonary arteries (13). This is because when using CT the diagnosis is based on the identification of the actual embolic material whereas when using angiography the presence of a distal perfusion defect also aids in the identification of emboli. No radiation remains in a patient's body after a CT examination. Although angiography has long been considered to be the most accurate technique available for detecting pulmonary embolism, its diagnostic accuracy has not been previously tested against an independent gold standard. Current techniques for obtaining pulmonary angiographic images for detection of emboli in humans often involve selective angiography and occasionally magnification techniques which may improve the results of angiography. CT angiography may also cost less than catheter angiography. To evaluate the accuracy of spiral computed tomography (CT) in the noninvasive diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). A 6.3-Fr Grollman angiographic catheter was also advanced into the main pulmonary artery using a catheter guide wire (Seldinger technique). A 14-French (Fr) polyethylene catheter was introduced into the left external jugular vein for later injection of the emboli. We conclude that spiral CT is comparable to angiography for detection of pulmonary emboli. Spiral CT scan of case 2. USA.gov. Because this condition has no specific signs or symptoms its diagnosis relies on imaging techniques. CT generates ionising radiation, and thus, abdominal shielding may be used. Eur Radiol. Although pulmonary angiography is the "gold standard" for diagnosing pulmonary embolism (PE), this technique carries some risks and is not always. Pulmonary embolism: prospective comparison of spiral CT with ventilation–perfusion scintigraphy. CT demonstrated central PE in two patients with normal V-P scans. Pulmonary embolism: diagnosis with spiral CT and ventilation-perfusion scanning--correlation with pulmonary angiographic results or clinical outcome. Spiral CT Angiography for Acute PE: Where Do We Stand? Pulmonary embolism: diagnosis with contrast-enhanced electron-beam CT and comparison with pulmonary angiography. Weinberg DS, Narayanan AS, Moore TA, Vallier HA. Figure 1: CT pulmonary angiography shows multiple pulmonary emboli in a 63-year-old male with chest pain for 7 days. The use of computed tomography (CT) in evaluating PE and pulmonary infarction was first described in 1978. Images were obtained in the anteroposterior, right anterior oblique (25°), and left anterior oblique (25°) projections. This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. [3] Images depicting clots in the pulmonary arterial system are provided below. The sensitivity and positive predictive value of angiography and spiral CT were calculated. 1998 Jul;208(1):201-8. doi: 10.1148/radiology.208.1.9646814. The technique for CT pulmonary angiography with single-section helical CT involves the following parameters: 3-mm collimation, 2-mm reconstruction interval, pitch of 2, and an average acquisition time of 24 seconds. The total number of false positive and false negatives for the two readers for each imaging modality is shown in Table 3. Pulmonary angiograms were carried out using commercially available Digital Subtraction Angiography (CAS 2000; Toshiba, Tokyo, Japan), and a 40.6-cm image intensifier. J Orthop Surg Res. Central pulmonary thromboembolism: diagnosis with spiral volumetric CT with the single-breath-hold technique. Summary. Complications and validity of pulmonary angiography in acute pulmonary embolism. In 27 patients spiral CT and/or pulmonary angiography were non-diagnostic and these were excluded for image analysis. Predictive value of 16-slice multidetector spiral computed tomography to detect significant obstructive coronary artery disease in patients at high risk for coronary artery disease: patient- versus segment-based analysis. Spiral CT Angiography for Acute PE: Where Do We Stand? In many studies spiral CT has been compared with angiography for the diagnosis of pulmonary emboli, but neither has been compared with an independent gold standard (2, 3, 8– 11). Pulmonary 64-MDCT angiography with 50 mL of iodinated contrast material in an unselected patient population: a feasible protocol. Spiral CT Angiography in Pulmonary Embolism Spiral CT angiography is an imaging modality used in evaluating vessels. 2016 Mar-Apr;49(2):75-8. doi: 10.1590/0100-3984.2014.0115. Notably, 3 of 11 patients with PE had upper extremity sources. CT angiogram of whole chest delivers more radiation than pulmonary angiogram only. In fact, all of the techniques detected at least one embolus in each pig so that, on a per pig basis, both techniques were 100% sensitive. 241 Since the development of multidetector CTPA, the sensitivity and specificity have increased to 83% to 94% and 94% to 100%, respectively. Pulmonary embolism (PE) was clinically described in the early 1800s, and von Virchow first described the connection between venous thrombosis and PE. vraptopo@caregroup.harvard.edu NEJM Journal Watch reviews over 250 scientific and medical journals to present important clinical … Diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism: time for a new approach [Editorial]. For the past 40 years, physicians have used ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) imaging to diagnose potentially life-threatening pulmonary embolisms (PEs). Nagle SK, Schiebler ML, Repplinger MD, François CJ, Vigen KK, Yarlagadda R, Grist TM, Reeder SB. Each reader recorded the exact vascular location of emboli, using a two-dimensional anatomic drawing of the porcine pulmonary arterial tree. Ninety-five percent confidence intervals for sensitivity and positive predictive values were calculated for each size of emboli. Also shown, in parenthesis, are the number of false negatives and positives that were in identical locations for both readers. Radiology. van Strijen MJ, de Monyé W, Kieft GJ, Pattynama PM, Huisman MV, Smith SJ, Bloem JL. NIH The current standard of care for members with suspected pulmonary embolism is a spiral CT scan, also called a CTA, CT PA (computed tomography pulmonary angiography), MDCT (multidector CT) or helical CT scan. CT generates ionising radiation, and thus, abdominal shielding may be used. John Wiley, New York. Use of spiral CT and pulmonary angiography also entailed costs related to procedural complications, eg, $49 per patient in the spiral CT-alone strategy and $30 per patient in spiral CT ± leg ultrasound. Pigs were placed supine on the imaging table; the position of the pigs and height of the table did not change during acquisition of the images. The size and branching pattern of the pulmonary vasculature of the pig is substantially different from that of humans (15), and the readers' lack of experience with this branching pattern may have contributed to the high rate of false positives on interpreting the CT1 images. The accuracy of the CTA is nearly 100 percent particularly when combined with D-dimer testing. Positive predictive values and 95% confidence intervals for 3 mm and 1 mm collimation CT and angiography, respectively, were: 94% (86 to 94%), 81% (73 to 88%), and 88% (80 to 93%). Two sizes of colored emboli were made (large, 4.2 mm diameter, green; small, 3.8 mm diameter, red) using Batson's compound (Polysciences Inc., Warrington, PA), a methacrylate resin. Ten emboli were depicted only on CT scans, whereas seven emboli were identified only on angiograms because of inadequate depiction of the pulmonary arteries in the plane of the CT scans (n = 5) or because of misinterpretation of CT findings (n = 2). The protocol used for obtaining spiral CT images is similar to the one that is currently used for the clinical diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in our institution. Victor F. Tapson, MD, FCCP, Duke University Medical Center March, 2005 Review: Moores LK, Jackson WL Jr, Shorr AF, Jackson JL.Meta-Analysis: Outcomes in Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Managed with Computed Tomographic Pulmonary Angiography. The prospective sensitivity of CT was 91%, the specificity was 78%, the positive predictive value was 100%, and the negative predictive value was 89%. CTPA was introduced in the 1990s as an alternative to ventilation/perfusion scanning, which relies on radionuclide imaging of the blood vessels of the lung. However, if poor image quality is obtained as a result of motion artifacts while using spiral CT, then pulmonary angiography should be considered. CT angiography may also cost less than catheter angiography. Statistical Methods for Rates and Proportions. PEEP was maintained until the cast had completely hardened (approximately 4 h) and the lungs were then carefully removed from the chest. Hoffmann U, Moselewski F, Cury RC, et al. (D) Embolus 1 is easily seen on spiral CT (1-mm collimation). 2016 Mar;85(3):553-63. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2015.12.018. In this study the image quality was optimized by maintaining apnea throughout the acquisition of the image. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the severity of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) could be quantitatively assessed with spiral CT angiography (SCTA). In this paper, the technique, the findings and the role of spiral CT angiography in diagnosis of pulmonary embolism are discussed. Hence, the aim of our study was a balanced comparison between V/Q lung scintigraphy and CT angiography using advanced imaging techniques for both modalities. Computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is used for diagnosis. Diagnosing PE Is V/Q Imaging a Better Choice, Especially for Younger Women? However, the accuracy of pulmonary angiography has never been evaluated against an independent gold standard. 2C —Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in 78-year-old woman (same patient as shown in Figs. We studied 16 anesthetized, juvenile pigs and injected colored methacrylate beads (3.8 mm, small; 4.2 mm, large) via the jugular vein. CTPA was introduced in the 1990s as an alternative to ventilation/perfusion scanning, which relies on radionuclide imaging of the blood vessels of the lung. There was no difference between spiral CT and angiography for detection of subsegmental-sized pulmonary emboli. Specifications were: CT3: pitch 2, 320 mA, 1 s rotation time and 120 kVp, preparation delay of 13 ± 3.5 s, contrast volume 72 ± 3 ml/run at a rate of 1.7 ± 0.1 ml/s. The spiral CT scans were reviewed at mediastinal and lung window settings on a workstation using a track ball to improve visualization of the branching pattern of the pulmonary vasculature. Sensitivity and 95% confidence intervals for 3 mm and 1 mm collimation CT and angiography, respectively, were: 82% (73 to 88%), 87% (79 to 93%), 87% (79 to 93%) (p = 0.42). The behavior of methacrylate “emboli” could be different from naturally occurring thrombi; specifically the manufactured “emboli” are more rigid than freshly formed clot and therefore might conform less well to the shape of the vessels in which they lodged. There was no difference between readers for accuracy of detection of emboli for CT3 (p = 0.08), CT1 (p = 1.00), or angiography (p = 0.39). CT also shows more proximal nonobstructive thrombus (arrowhead) within main pulmonary artery, more easily seen on CT than on angiogram (A). The utility of spiral CT in clinically suspected pulmonary embolism. Images were reviewed on a workstation at mediastinal settings (window 350 Hounsfield units [HU], level 35 HU) and lung settings (window 1,500 HU, level −750 HU). Any errors in the gold standard will always be reported as errors for the technique being compared. In this comparison, the sensitivity and positive predictive value for angiography are, by definition, 100% whereas the sensitivity and the positive predictive value for CT3 and CT1 are lower than they were when compared with the cast. the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. However, the ability of spiral CT to detect subsegmental-sized emboli has not been tested. The interobserver correlations for diagnosis of subsegmental PE with multidetector spiral CT exceed the reproducibility of selective pulmonary angiography. CT findings of 188 central emboli corresponded exactly to those of angiography. Spiral computed tomographic (CT) angiography of the pulmonary circulation has emerged recently as a potential useful diagnostic method for the evaluation of the pulmonary circulation. A longer “breath-hold” time was required to acquire the tomographic images (CT3, 22 ± 1.4 s; CT1, 28 ± 2 s) than the angiographic images (< 10 s). Most of the essential methodological standards for comparing 2 … By comparison, spiral CT is much less invasive, is associated with fewer complications, is less expensive, and is quicker (2-4). 1A , 1B , 1C , 1D , and 1E ). The sizes of the vessels in which the emboli were located were 3.8 and 4.2 mm in diameter. https://doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm.161.3.9904067. National Center for Biotechnology Information, Unable to load your collection due to an error, Unable to load your delegates due to an error. Table 4. A total of 86 emboli were injected, ranging from 3 to 8 per pig. Definition of abbreviations: 95% CI = 95% confidence interval; R1 = Reader 1; R2 = Reader 2. No radiation remains in a patient's body after a CT examination. Spiral CT can reliably depict central PE and may be introduced into the classic diagnostic algorithms. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart. Results from this study show that for emboli that are equivalent in size (3.8 to 4.2 mm) to human subsegmental pulmonary vessels (13), angiography has a sensitivity of only 87% and a positive predictive value of 88%. Purpose: Pigs were then transported back to the laboratory. Angiography is an imaging test that uses x-rays and a special dye to see inside the arteries. Technical failures (n = 3) and inconclusive CT findings (n = 7) were the major limitations of spiral CT. Spiral CT enabled accurate classification of PE in 16 patients with indeterminate (n = 7) and low (n = 9) probability of PE on V-P scans. It is impossible to calculate the specificity (percentage of true negatives) because it is not possible to count the total number of unaffected arteries. The sensitivity of CT angiography in the diagnosis or exclusion of PE in all pulmonary arteries (to the level of the subsegmental pulmonary arteries) was 0.68 on the basis of a specificity of 0.91. The positive predictive value for CT1 was less than that of CT3 (p = 0.014) owing to the greater number of false positive for CT1. Assessing the accuracy of CT pulmonary angiography is hindered by the rapid changes in the number of rows of detectors available in multidetector CT (MDCT) machines. Spiral CT angiography for suspected pulmonary embolism: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Only by comparing both diagnostic techniques with a true gold standard were we able to demonstrate that spiral CT and angiography were comparable for detecting subsegmental-sized emboli. Gerard SE, Patton TJ, Christensen GE, Bayouth JE, Reinhardt JM. Materials and methods: A prospective study was performed in 75 patients who were evaluated with spiral CT and pulmonary angiography of each lung to detect central PE; 25 of the patients also underwent ventilation-perfusion (V-P) scanning. There was no difference between spiral CT and angiography for detection of subsegmental-sized pulmonary emboli. In this study, the sensitivity was 69% and specificity was 84%. Results from previous studies show that the sensitivity of spiral CT is approximately 90% for central, lobar, or segmental pulmonary emboli (2, 3, 8-11). Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common condition with high mortality and morbidity. The authors thank Kris Gillespie and Joanna Marie, animal care technicians, for their invaluable help; Dave Purdy and the radiology technicians for their expertise and good humor at all times, and Stuart Greene for his help in preparing the figures. On completion of pulmonary angiography pulmonary arterial pressure was measured again and the Grollman and Swan-Ganz catheters were withdrawn. Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism with spiral CT as a second procedure following scintigraphy. The right external and internal jugular veins were isolated for later insertion of a Swan-Ganz catheter (5-Fr), and a Grollman angiographic catheter, respectively. It is a preferred choice of imaging in the diagnosis of PE due to its minimally invasive nature for the patient, whose only requirement for the scan is an intravenous line.  |  The combined emboli were 2 to 3 times the length of single emboli, but never wider. The computed tomography pulmonary angiogram (CTPA/CTPE) is a commonly performed diagnostic examination to exclude pulmonary emboli.Each radiology department will have a slightly different method for achieving the same outcome, i.e. 7 In 1992, different filling defect patterns on spiral volumetric CT and pulmonary angiography used for the diagnosis of PE were compared for the first time. Spiral computed tomographic (CT) angiography of the pulmonary circulation has emerged recently as a potential useful diagnostic method for the evaluation of the pulmonary circulation. Pulmonary embolism: imaging modalities--V/Q scan, spiral (helical) CT, and MRI. There are two principal approaches for performing a CTPA of high diagnostic quality: Comparison of the mean sensitivity of the three imaging modalities (Table 1, Figure 1) showed that there was no difference between CT3, CT1, and angiography (p = 0.42). Spiral computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is the most frequently used imaging modality for detecting PE in modern clinical practice. In this cross-sectional study, pulmonary embolism was detected in 5.9% of patients with COPD admitted to the hospital with acute worsening of respiratory symptoms using a predefined diagnostic algorithm based on the Geneva score, D-dimer levels, and spiral CT pulmonary angiography + leg compression ultrasound. PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of spiral computed tomography (CT) in the noninvasive diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). To illustrate the effect of using a potentially inaccurate gold standard, the data for spiral CT were also analyzed as if angiography were the gold standard. Non-invasive exclusion and diagnosis of pulmonary embolism by sequential use of the rapid ELISA D-dimer assay, clinical score and spiral CT. Venous thromboembolism and palliative care. 1995. vraptopo@caregroup.harvard.edu According to a cohort study, single-slice spiral CT may help diagnose detection among people with suspected pulmonary embolism. 2004; 110: 2638 –2643. The window width and level were selected by the operator. Pancuronium bromide (0.15 mg/kg) was administered 1 min before the injection of nonionic contrast medium (Optiray 320) via the brachial vein cannula. 2D axial images show presence of thrombus in the main pulmonary arteries with extension to the segmental and subsegmental pulmonary arterial braches on both sides resulting in filling defects (A-C). After embolization spiral CT (3 mm and 1 mm collimation), and pulmonary angiography were performed. Although our results show that spiral CT is comparable to pulmonary angiography for the detection of pulmonary emboli in this porcine model, a number of caveats concerning experimental design should be considered before the results are applied clinically. There was no difference between spiral CT and angiography for detection of subsegmental-sized pulmonary emboli. After completing the imaging protocol, pigs were given 4,000 U of heparin, deeply anesthetized and killed by injection of sodium pentobarbital and propylene glycol (Euthanyl; MTC Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, ON, Canada). (A) Pulmonary arterial cast of the right lung. We conclude that spiral CT is comparable to angiography for detection of pulmonary emboli. Helical (spiral) computed tomography (CT) enables angiogram like images of the pulmonary circulation to be acquired in a single breath hold and has revolutionized the diagnostic work up in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). If the methacrylate emboli did not completely interrupt blood flow through the vessels in which they lodged then they might be easier to identify using CT rather than angiography. The normal chest. If appropriate equipment is available (multidetector CT), then CT pulmonary angiogram is safe to be used as … Currently, pulmonary angiography is thought to be the most definitive of the techniques used for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (2, 3). 2C —Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in 78-year-old woman (same patient as shown in Figs. Methods: A total of 83 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism were examined using V/Q lung scintigraphy in SPECT technique as well as 4-slice spiral CT. Comparison of angiography to the vascular cast clearly demonstrated that angiography had both false-positive and false-negative diagnoses. CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is a medical diagnostic test that employs computed tomography to obtain an image of the pulmonary arteries. Within the last several years, spiral computed tomography angiography (SCTA) of the pulmonary arteries has emerged as a noninvasive angiographic modality for the evaluation of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). Contrast-enhanced spiral computed tomography (spiral CT) is a promising new technique for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. The negative predictive value of a normal spiral CT study is high, compares very favorably with catheter pulmonary angiography, 61 and approaches 98%, regardless of whether underlying lung disease is present. For CT Angiography, there is no need for sedation or general anesthesia. Spiral computed tomographic (CT) angiography of the pulmonary circulation has emerged recently as a potential useful diagnostic method for the evaluation of the pulmonary circulation. (A) Contrast enhanced CT axial image showing the pulmonary mass (M) supplied by an anomalous systemic artery (arrow) arising from the upper abdominal aorta (a). IEEE Trans Med Imaging. Their results were compared with the location of the emboli in the methacrylate cast (Figure 1). 1. The negative predictive value of CTPA is 93% to 96%. Remy-Jardin M, Remy J, Wattinne L, Giraud F. Central pulmonary thromboembolism: diagnosis with spiral volumetric CT with the single-breath-hold technique--comparison with pulmonary angiography. Another limitation of angiography is that it has been used less frequently than is clinically indicated because it is invasive and is associated with significant morbidity and occasional mortality (5). In a clinical setting a dyspneic patient may not be able to hold their breath for as long as this, and consequently, the accuracy of spiral CT could be affected. The decision to treat or not to treat a patient for pulmonary emboli is based on deciding whether the patient has any pulmonary emboli rather than how many. 1,2 Since the 1990s, CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) has become the method of choice for imaging in suspected PE. Nonionic contrast medium (Optiray 320; Mallinckrodt Medical, St. Clair, PQ, Canada) was injected through the Grollman catheter using a calibrated volume injector pump (Medrad; Mark V, Pittsburgh, PA). This study has limitations that are intrinsic to the experimental design. RESULTS: Spiral CT angiograms were of satisfactory diagnostic quality in all 149 patients. The two emboli lost from the cast as well as the five found outside the scanned volume were not included in the analysis. 3 Blum AG, Delafau F, Grignon B, et al. Similarly, angiography detected 12 false-positive interpretations of pulmonary emboli that were (correctly) not diagnosed by CT3 and 12 that were (correctly) not diagnosed by CT1. 1996 Nov;201(2):467-70. doi: 10.1148/radiology.201.2.8888242. The accuracy of the readers' diagnoses for the three imaging modalities (angiography, CT3, and CT1) was verified. After acquisition of the data, overlapping reconstructions were made using the standard algorithm. This site needs JavaScript to work properly. The accuracy of the CTA is nearly 100 percent particularly when combined with D-dimer testing. Pulmonary embolism: validation of spiral CT angiography in 149 patients. A. Paré, P. D. Paré, R. S. Fraser, and G. P. Genereux. Significance was accepted when p < 0.05. The images were read in random order. The current standard of care for members with suspected pulmonary embolism is a spiral CT scan, also called a CTA, CT PA (computed tomography pulmonary angiography), MDCT (multidector CT) or helical CT scan. This was partly attributable to the decrease in the concentration of contrast media within the pulmonary vasculature on the most caudal sections of the lung as a consequence of the longer acquisition time required to obtain images at 1-mm collimation. In this study angiography failed to detect eight emboli that were correctly identified by CT3 and eight emboli that were correctly identified by CT1, and these were assigned as false positives for spiral CT (38% of all the false positives attributed to CT3 and CT1). 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