With the advent of multislice CT, temporal and spatial resolution has been dramatically improved, enabling multi-phase dynamic CT of the abdomen with very thin slices. The image quality of multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) and CT angiography (CTA) has been markedly improved. These high-quality dynamic CT, MPR, and CTA images are an advantage of multislice CT of the abdomen. The CT protocol is very important in obtaining such high-quality images, and knowledge of the relation between the contrast medium and enhancement of each organ is essential. In this article, we present our multislice CT protocol for the abdomen as well as the results of our investigation using time-density-curve analysis. The clinical usefulness of MPR images and CTA of the abdomen are also discussed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Nihon Igaku Hōshasen Gakkai zasshi. Nippon acta radiologica|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging