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Question Test of choice in pulmonary embolism

What is the test of choice in PE?
FA errata page 510 says its helical CT ( in the errata they crossed out CT angio and put helical CT )

UWorls says the gold standard is pulmonary angiography..
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Angiogram is Gold standard test for PE, but before it V/Q Scan is done in most patients
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U first do spiral CT scan, V/Q scan. pulmonary angiogram is the gold standard
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