MSCT of the Stomach

  • Sameer Ahmed
  • Karen M. Horton
  • Elliot K. Fishman
  • Pamela T. Johnson
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) is frequently employed for imaging the stomach and perigastric vasculature. The benefits of this modality include short acquisition times, enhanced temporal and spatial resolution, longer anatomic coverage, and reduced image artifacts. Thin-slice collimation protocols are implemented to acquire isotropic volume data allowing superior multiplanar reformation (MPR) and three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of gastric images. Additionally, protocol optimization enables accurate detection of complex gastric and extragastric pathology on multi-phase imaging. This chapter will discuss CT technique and review clinicopathological and radiological characterization of benign and malignant gastric masses, as well as inflammatory gastric conditions. MSCT is a valuable tool for detection, staging, surveillance, and post-treatment evaluation of gastric disease.


Early Gastric Cancer Gastric Wall Hyperplastic Polyp Gastric Varix Glomus Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sameer Ahmed
    • 1
  • Karen M. Horton
    • 2
  • Elliot K. Fishman
    • 2
  • Pamela T. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological ScienceJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological ScienceJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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