Affordable Access

deepdyve-link deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

The optimal contrast media policy in CT of the liver. Part I: Technical notes.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)
Publication Date
Volume
52
Issue
5
Pages
467–472
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1258/ar.2011.100499
PMID: 21498281
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Latest developments of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), which is today considered a real volumetric technique, have revolutionized abdominal imaging. Technological improvements such as higher spatial resolution, larger volume coverage and higher temporal resolution, have reduced scan times allowing CT studies of the abdomen within a single breath-hold. Furthermore, the increased number of slices, the submillimetric collimation, and the use of multiple dynamic post-contrast phases per single examination, may all contribute to increase the radiation exposure of single patients. The aim of this review is to discuss different parameters affecting contrast media enhancement, as vascular enhancement, parenchymal enhancement and timing, in order to minimize the amount of contrast medium injected and the radiation exposure.

Statistics

Seen <100 times