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Use of isotope scanning as an aid to the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the accident and emergency department.
  1. M Reichl,
  2. I S Bentley,
  3. R A Sleet
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Southampton General Hospital, England.


    Twenty-five patients with a clinically suggestive diagnosis of pulmonary embolism were referred directly from the accident and emergency department for a ventilation and perfusion isotope scan. On the basis of a negative scan, the authors were able to discharge 19 patients. The advantages of having direct access to isotope imaging are described.

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