CT of the Retroperitoneum

From Conventional to Multi-energy Imaging

  • Giorgio Ascenti
  • Angelo Vanzulli
  • Carlo Catalano
  • Rendon C. Nelson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Angelo Vanzulli, Diana Artioli
    Pages 1-10
  3. Giorgio Ascenti, Achille Mileto, Bernhard Krauss, Silvio Mazziotti, Carmelo Sofia, Emanuele Scribano
    Pages 19-39
  4. Achille Mileto, Carmelo Sofia, Silvio Mazziotti, Alfredo Blandino, Emanuele Scribano, Giorgio Ascenti
    Pages 41-51
  5. Achille Mileto, Bernhard Krauss, Silvio Mazziotti, Alfredo Blandino, Carmelo Sofia, Giorgio Ascenti
    Pages 53-67
  6. Achille Mileto, Daniele Marin, Lisa M. Ho, Rendon C. Nelson
    Pages 69-81
  7. Achille Mileto, Daniele Marin, Rendon C. Nelson
    Pages 83-100
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 101-102

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the continuously evolving field of dual-energy CT (DECT). An introductory section presents information on the physical and technical background of DECT and considers nonspecific and specific software advantages. Clinical applications of DECT in the evaluation of retroperitoneal viscera are then addressed in detail with the help of high-quality illustrations. Particular attention is devoted to the most recent DECT study protocols, software, and applications in aortic, renal, pancreatic, and adrenal disease. A number of case studies are reported that elucidate the advantages of DECT, and the relevant literature is extensively discussed. The book closes by considering radiation dose and dose-saving measures. The simple and practical approach offered by this book will assist radiologists in the optimal routine use and interpretation of DECT in different retroperitoneal sites and radiology technologists in the choice of settings and parameters.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Ascenti
    • 1
  • Angelo Vanzulli
    • 2
  • Carlo Catalano
    • 3
  • Rendon C. Nelson
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyNiguarda General HospitalMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Dept. of Radiological, Oncological and Pathological SciencesSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurham NC 27710USA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5468-4
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5469-1
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