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New Test Spots More Lung Clots But Seems to Result in Overdiagnosis, British Medical Journal Reveals


7/3/2013 8:03:44 AM

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A new diagnostic test to detect pulmonary embolism (a blockage of the main artery of the lung) misses fewer clots, but seems to result in overdiagnosis, warn experts in BMJ today. The introduction of CT pulmonary angiography has been associated with an 80% rise in the detection of pulmonary emboli in the US, but with little change in death rates.

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