Further studies of value of spiral computed tomography are needed

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7157.540a (Published 22 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:540
  1. Edwin J R van Beek, Senior registrar
  1. University of Amsterdam, Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Centre, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

    EDITOR—An editorial by Hansell and Flower dealt with the challenge of adequately diagnosing pulmonary embolism with spiral computed tomography.1Although I am in favour of changing one's diagnostic algorithm in line with improvements in diagnostic modalities, I would like to take a closer look at the proof in support of this new technique.

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