Dual energy CT (clinical applications)

Dual-energy CT or multispectral CT is becoming increasingly more common in clinical practice due to the rapid rise in computer technology and expanding literature exhibiting vast advantages over conventional single energy CT. 

Clinical applications

The clinical practice, adaptation and techniques of dual energy CT is broken into individual articles:

  • virtual non-contrast imaging 
  • vascular, f. ex.
    • automated bone removal in CT angiography 2
    • blood pool imaging 2
      • detection of pulmonary embolism
      • detection of myocardial ischemia 
  • urinary system
    • characterization of renal stones 2
    • characterization of renal cysts and masses 2-4
  • female breast
  • musculoskeletal
  • abdominal imaging
    • pancreatic diseases 5
Physics and imaging technology: CT
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Article information

rID: 46831
Section: Radiography
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • DECT

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: dual energy CT chest
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  • Case 2: dual energy CTPA iodine perfusion
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  • Case 3: endovascualar aneurysm repair
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  • Case 4: monochromatic at 50 KeV
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