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When You Need a CT Scan to Check for a Blood Clot in Your Lungs (ACEP)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Imaging
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American College of Emergency Physicians
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 08/29/2016
If you have most of the signs and risk factors for a blood clot in your lungs, it may be wise to have a CT scan. If not, you may receive a D-dimer blood test first.