What is the role of helical computed tomography scan in the workup of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)?

Updated: Apr 24, 2018
  • Author: Sancar Eke, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Helical computed tomography scan of the pulmonary arteries. A filling defect in the right pulmonary artery is present, consistent with a pulmonary embolism.

Helical computed tomography scan of the pulmonary Helical computed tomography scan of the pulmonary arteries. A filling defect in the right pulmonary artery is present, consistent with a pulmonary embolism.

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