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Oncological Applications of Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Imaging

Paul, Jijo PhD; Vogl, Thomas J. MD; Mbalisike, Emmanuel C. MD

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: November/December 2014 - Volume 38 - Issue 6 - p 834–842
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000133
Abdominal Imaging
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Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) imaging is a promising method used in oncology for accurate detection/diagnosis of malignant and benign lesions. Use of dual-energy spectral, weighted average, color-coded map, and virtual unenhanced images provides increased visual detection and easy lesion delineation. Lesion detectability, sensitivity, and conspicuity are significantly improved using DECT. Material characterization and decomposition are promising using DECT. Both anatomical and functional information related to oncology can be provided by DECT using single contrast-enhanced CT.

From the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Frankfurt University Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany.

Received for publication March 28, 2014; accepted June 9, 2014.

Reprints: Jijo Paul, PhD, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Frankfurt University Hospital, Theodor-Stern-Kai-7, Frankfurt/Main 60590, Germany (e-mail: jijopaul1980@gmail.com).

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins