After completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
* define pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis
* discuss the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of the disorder including the risk factors
* describe the characteristic and rare clinical presentations of pulmonary embolism
* discuss the diagnostic tests used to diagnose pulmonary embolism
* explain the general approach to management, prevention, complications and treatment
Ashley Davidoff, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Radiology, Co-Director of Abdominal Imaging, and Director of Radiologic Education at Caritas St Elizabeth's Medical Center, an affiliate of Tufts Medical School. Dr. Davidoff graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa with a degree in medicine, with subsequent Fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada; Fellow in Cardiac Pathology, Children's Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA; Fellow in Angiography and Interventional Radiology at Harvard Medical School; Residency in General Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Instructor in Radiology, Ultrasound Department at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Davidoff is a member of the Radiological Society of North America since 1991, and is published in numerous peer review journals, including book chapters. He has an interest in art and medicine and currently has an exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston.