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A 30-year-old male asked:

Will a ct scan of chest/lungs w/o contrast still show pulmonary embolism and what r my options for treatment? will i be able to breathe better again?

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Dr. George Horng
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 21 years experience
Need CT angiogram: You really need a CT angiogram of the chest to reliably detect pulmonary embolism. IV contrast is needed to see blood clots in the pulmonary vessels. Anticoagulation is the main treatment for pulmonary embolism.
Last updated May 19, 2014

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