A Preliminary Report on Computed Tomography of the Thorax and Abdomen

  • R. J. Alfidi


The utility of computed tomography (CT) in the study of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the human body has been the subject of considerable interest since the introduction of CT scanning. This modality has made it possible to examine a variety of abnormalities in the abdomen and thorax in a manner not previously possible. CT permits a remarkable insight into the study of human disease in vivo and greatly enhances our ability to visualize the normal and pathological anatomy of the human body. There is no question that differences in tissue absorption and morphologic changes are demonstrable by CT scanning in a variety of diseases although it is doubtful that routine roentegnography will be significantly affected by this new modality. The impact of CT scanning on the fields of nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and angiography remains to be determined. This is being achieved through the use of well designed clinical comparison studies.


Bile Duct Compute Tomography Scanning Obstructive Jaundice Porta Hepatis Intravenous Contrast Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Alfidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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