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Chapter: Chest

Subchapter: Mediastinum, Heart & Vessels (Read entire chapter)

Diagnosis: Shower of pulmonary emboli
Shower of pulmonary emboli
Multiple luminal filling defects are seen in the segmental and subsegmental branches of bilateral pulmonary arteries (arrows), consistent with a shower of acute pulmonary emboli. The more central luminal location of the emboli speaks more for an acute event.
Second image is a coronal reformatted image of the same patient.

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