When the Unexpected is Prevalent

This clinical summary dives into the numbers behind a retrospective incidental pulmonary embolism (iPE) study for oncology patients, revealing that:

  • Unreported iPE were common in patients with cancer (72% of which were unreported)
  • 30% of unreported iPE cases progressed to new emboli
  • Scaled for a larger health system, every 100,000 oncology patient chest CTs will comprise 270 missed iPEs, of which 80 will develop a new emboli within one year

Published in Thrombosis Research, it highlights the role AI can play in helping to identify incidental pulmonary embolism in oncology patients.