Volume CT of Acute Abdomen: Acquisition and Reconstruction Techniques

  • Samuel Mérigeaud
  • Ingrid Millet
  • Fernanda Curros-Doyon
  • Patrice Taourel
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Along with the development of MDCT, the rapidity of volumic acquisition over the entire abdomen and pelvis has allowed to tailor acquisition protocols to diagnosis indications and etiologic hypotheses of acute abdomen. Furthermore, advances in computer technology (hardware and software) have allowed fast post processing of large volume of data over extended areas using reconstruction algorithms. This chapter is thus aimed at detailing each steps from CT data acquisition to volumetric reconstruction techniques and their practical applications in CT studies of the acute abdomen.


Acute Appendicitis Maximum Intensity Projection Volume Rendering Acute Abdomen Virtual Endoscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Mérigeaud
    • 1
  • Ingrid Millet
    • 2
  • Fernanda Curros-Doyon
    • 2
  • Patrice Taourel
    • 2
  1. 1.Hôpital LapeyronieMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Department of ImagingCHU Montpellier, Hospital LapeyronieMontpellier Cedex 5France

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