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A 30-year-old male asked:

Will a ct angiogram of the coronary arteries reveal a pulmonary embolism or other lung disease and is it harmful to have 2 ct scans in the same month?

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Dr. Constantine Raptis
Radiology 16 years experience
It might: A CT angiogram or the coronaries might show a pulmonary embolism, provided that the radiologists obtained full field of view reconstructions (some do not) and the pulmonary embolism is not higher or lower than the field of view. most often, the answer would be yes, a significant PE would be identified on this type of scan. having two ct's in the same month is not optimal, but likely of no harm.

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Last updated Jan 30, 2015

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