Genitourinary applications of dual-energy CT

Terri J. Vrtiska, Naoki Takahashi, Joel G. Fletcher, Robert P. Hartman, Lifeng Yu, Akira Kawashima

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Recent advances in CT technology provide improved diagnostic characterization of materials using dual-energy CT methods. Application of these methods improves lesion conspicuity and detection. In addition, improved material characterization and creation of virtual unenhanced techniques potentially result in decreased radiation dose. We will review the role of dual-energy CT as applied to the genitourinary system. CONCLUSION. Dual-energy CT is beginning to play an important role in patients with genitourinary diseases by providing unique characterization tools for calculi and masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1434-1442
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume194
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Adrenal
  • CT
  • CT urography
  • Calculi
  • Dual-energy CT
  • Renal mass
  • Virtual imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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