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Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 205–208 | Cite as

The Use of a modified direct coronal computed tomographie technique for assessing thoraco-abdominal problems

  • Jacob Bar-Ziv
  • Albert Solomon
Article

Abstract

A modified simple technique for direct computed tomographic (CT) coronal body scanning is described and illustrated with relevant cases. Problems related to partial volume effect are eliminated and the anatomical relationship of organs are defined with easy compartmentalization of associated pathology. Spatial resolution is better than with multiplanar reformatted images. The method is particularly effective in demonstrating thoraco-abdominal pathology.

Key words

Thoraco-abdominal pathology, CT Coronal scanning, CT 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob Bar-Ziv
    • 1
  • Albert Solomon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyHasharon Hospital, and the Tel-Aviv University Sackler School of MedicineIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyIchilov Hospital, and the Tel-Aviv University Sackler School of MedicineIsrael

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