Multidetector-Row Computed Tomography

Scanning and Contrast Protocols

  • Guy Marchal
  • Thomas J. Vogl
  • Jay P. Heiken
  • Geoffrey D. Rubin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Principles and Challenges of MDCT

    1. E. Freddy Avni
      Pages 3-4
    2. Jay P. Heiken, Kyongtae T. Bae
      Pages 13-20
  3. Abdominal Imaging

    1. Bernard E. Van Beers
      Pages 23-24
    2. Pierre-Jean Valette, Frank Pilleul, Arielle Crombé-Ternamian
      Pages 25-34
    3. Alfonso Marchianò
      Pages 35-41
    4. Jay P. Heiken
      Pages 43-47
  4. Cardiac and Vascular Imaging

    1. Steven Dymarkowski, Johan de Mey
      Pages 63-64
    2. Christoph R. Becker
      Pages 73-78
    3. Carlo Catalano, Alessandro Napoli, Francesco Fraioli, Mario Cavacece, Linda Bertoletti, Piergiorgio Nardis et al.
      Pages 79-88
    4. Andreas F. Kopp, Axel Küttner, Stephen Schröder, Martin Heuschmid, Claus D. Claussen
      Pages 89-93
  5. Future Prospects in MDCT Imaging

    1. Koenraad Verstraete, Paul M. Parizel
      Pages 97-98
    2. Thomas J. Vogl, Christopher Herzog
      Pages 99-108
    3. Kenneth A. Miles
      Pages 109-112

About this book


Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has advanced the approach to diagnostic assessment of many pathologies and now plays an integral role in imaging of both abdominal and cardiovascular diseases. The possibility to acquire diagnostic images with shorter scan duration, longer scan ranges, and/or thinner sections, MDCT has facilitated the opening of new horizons, such as interventional MDCT and functional imaging in stroke and oncology. In addition, advanced postprocessing techniques now permit high quality volumetric imaging in combination with maximum intensity projections, volume rendering, curved planar reformations and multiplanar reconstructions. This volume gathers contributions by internationally renowned specialists in the field who, through presenting their clinical experience, provide a thorough overview not only of MDCT and its practical applications, but also of workflow management in everyday clinical practice. Focussing on scanning and contrast protocols, the current advantages and disadvantages of non-enhanced vs. enhanced MDCT are discussed, along with insights into likely future developments. The volume represents an up-to-date source of technical and practically-oriented clinical information which should prove of great benefit to all who wish to improve or consolidate their knowledge and expertise in MDCT.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Guy Marchal
    • 1
  • Thomas J. Vogl
    • 2
  • Jay P. Heiken
    • 3
  • Geoffrey D. Rubin
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospitals LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  3. 3.Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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