Pulm Circ 2021 Apr-Jun;11(2):20458940211007375. Epub 2021 May 24.
Cardiothoracic Imaging, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA.
Imaging is key to nearly all aspects of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension including management for screening, assessing eligibility for pulmonary endarterectomy, and post-operative follow-up. While ventilation/perfusion scintigraphy, the gold standard technique for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension screening, can have excellent sensitivity, it can be confounded by other etiologies of pulmonary malperfusion, and does not provide structural information to guide operability assessment. Conventional computed tomography pulmonary angiography has high specificity, though findings of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension can be visually subtle and unrecognized. Read More