Table 1 Imaging tests available for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolus
InvestigationAccuracy in diagnosing PEBurden on patientUsefulness in palliative care
Pulmonary angiography
V/Q scan
CTPA
  • CTPA, computed tomographic pulmonary angiography; PE, pulmonary embolus; V/Q scan, ventilation/perfusion lung scintigraphy