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Table 3 The main findings of 405 CTPAs performed between 01/06/2008 and 31/07/2009 that met inclusion criteria

From: Computed tomographic pulmonary angiography and pulmonary embolism: predictive value of a d-dimer assay

Main CTPA finding No (%)* No (%)*
No pathology   103 (25.4)
Pulmonary embolism (PE)   66 (16.3)
   • PE only 14 (3.5)  
   • PE with additional abnormal finding (included below) 52 (12.8)  
Significant non-PE intrapulmonary pathology   312 (77.0)
   • Pleural effusion 67 (16.5)  
   • Consolidation 32 (7.9)  
   • Effusion and consolidation 27 (6.7)  
   • Carcinoma 13 (3.2)  
   • Lobar collapse 22 (5.4)  
   • Lymphadenopathy 13 (3.2)  
   • Bronchiectasis 43 (10.6)  
   • Pulmonary fibrosis 7 (1.7)  
   • Other (for example atelectasis) 88 (21.7)  
  1. *Some CTPAs had more than one main finding reported. The number and percentage is the proportion of the 405 CTPAs with that specific finding