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New diagnostic CT model predicts pulmonary hypertension

Key clinical point: A new CT pulmonary angiography model may help optimize the diagnostic work-up process for patients with suspected pulmonary hypertension.

Major finding: The area under the curve in the validation cohorts was 0.91 and 0.94 for mean pulmonary arterial pressure >20 mm Hg and ≥25 mm Hg, respectively.

Study details: A retrospective analysis of 491 treatment-naive patients with suspected pulmonary hypertension.

Disclosures: The study was supported by Wellcome Trust, the National Institute for Health Research, MRC POLARIS, and Bayer. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest with any companies related to the article.


Swift AJ et al. Eur Radiol. 2020 Apr 27. doi: 10.1007/s00330-020-06846-1.