Pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: A diagnostic dilemma

Nosheen Fatima, Maseeh Uz Zaman, Zafar Sajjad, Ibrahim Hashmi

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The diagnosis of PE in pregnancy poses a challenge due to pregnancy-related physiological changes. Missing the PE or wrongly treating a pregnant woman for PE has serious clinical consequences. There has been concern over the use of radiation-based imaging modalities due to risk of teratogenicity and oncogenicity. This review is focused on various diagnostic options and risks of radiation to the fetus and mother from radiation-based procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-608
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011


  • CT pulmonary angiography
  • DVT
  • MRA
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Radiation exposure
  • V/Q scans


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