Advances in MDCT, An Issue of Radiologic Clinics by Vahid Yaghmai MD, Dushyant V Sahani MD

By Vahid Yaghmai MD, Dushyant V Sahani MD

Regardless of technical advances utilizing MR and the emergence of puppy imaging, CT is still an often used imaging modality that has no longer stood nonetheless whereas others have thrived. Advances in CT have persevered apace with different modalities that have taken CT into new parts of imaging that quite a few brief years in the past it could actually now not technique. With the arrival of 64-slice CT, a better variety of photos could be taken in a far speedier time period. using CT perfusion within the mind and stomach are reviewed during this factor. innovative ideas similar to 4D CT and twin strength CT might be mentioned, in addition to CT functions for imaging of the coronary arteries and cardiac valves.

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A, B) The 80-kV and 120-kV images during the dual-energy pancreatic phase acquisition. The 80-kV data set (A) more clearly demonstrates the hypervascular nature of the duct-obstructing primary tumor and large periduodenal metastatic lymph node (arrow).

Lifeng Yu receives grant support from Xoran Technologies. Images in the article were obtained using a dual-source CT scanner provided by a grant from Siemens Medical Solutions to Mayo Clinic. Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA * Corresponding author. G. Fletcher). 003 0033-8389/08/$ – see front matter ª 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. com Dual-energy CT refers to the use of CT data representing two different energy spectra to display anatomy and pathology in addition to differentiating and classifying tissue composition.

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