Letters When a test is too good

The accuracy of CT pulmonary angiography is not as high as purported

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5116 (Published 20 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5116
  1. Harry Rogers, physician in independent practice1
  1. 1Melbourne, Australia
  1. DrHarryRogers{at}gmail.com

The principles presented by Wiener and colleagues are entirely correct, except for the assertion that computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiography “is too good.”1 The authors contend that the test is exquisitely sensitive and detects small pulmonary …

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