Vascular Imaging: Utilization of Dual-Energy Computed Tomography
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Purpose of Review
The goal of this review is to present a concise summary of the current literature on the use of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) for vascular imaging.
DECT techniques have shown significant promise and useful applications for the detection of subtle pulmonary embolism, intramural hematoma, active bleeding, and differentiation of bleed from contrast staining in the brain, with potentially less radiation and improved accuracy.
Vascular imaging with DECT has many new applications through enhanced technology and postprocessing algorithms.
KeywordsDual-energy computed tomography Vascular imaging Endoleak Aortic imaging Lower limb angiography Vascular trauma imaging
Dr. Khosa is the recipient of the Vancouver Coastal Health – Healthcare Hero Award (2018); the Canadian Association of Radiologists/Canadian Radiological Foundation Leadership Scholarship (2017), and Vancouver Coastal Health Leadership Award (2017).
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Conflict of interest
Ahmed Alharthy, Matthew D’Mello, Hatim Alabsi, Nicolas Murray, Omar Metwally, Khaled Y. Elbanna, Mohammed F Mohammed, and Faisal Khosa declare no potential conflicts of interest.
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This article contains no studies with human or animal subjects conducted by any of the authors.
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