Dual Energy CT in Oncology

  • Carlo N. De Cecco
  • Andrea Laghi
  • U. Joseph Schoepf
  • Felix G. Meinel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Luca Saba, Michele Porcu, Bernhard Schmidt, Thomas Flohr
    Pages 1-20
  3. Ahmed M. Tawfik, Boris Bodelle, Thomas J. Vogl
    Pages 31-40
  4. Felix G. Meinel, Long Jiang Zhang, U. Joseph Schoepf
    Pages 41-58
  5. Carlo N. De Cecco, Julian L. Wichmann, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Andrew Hardie, Andrea Laghi
    Pages 59-73
  6. Desiree E. Morgan
    Pages 75-93
  7. Paul Apfaltrer
    Pages 95-105
  8. Achille Mileto, Daniele Marin
    Pages 107-122
  9. Colin Chun Wai Chong, Shamir Rai, Savvas Nicolaou
    Pages 123-154

About this book


The aim of this book is fourfold: to describe the basic principles of Dual Energy CT (DECT) imaging, to explain how post-processing is utilized, to critically appraise the strengths and weaknesses of the technique in oncologic imaging, and above all, to demonstrate the contribution of DECT in the management of oncologic patients. Information is provided on the practice and interpretation of DECT and its impact on clinical decision making in a variety of oncological settings, including tumors of the head and neck, lung, liver, pancreas, gastrointestinal system, kidney, and musculoskeletal system.

DECT is an innovative imaging technique in which the application of two distinct energy settings provides a transition from density-based image to spectral imaging.

As detailed in this book, DECT acquisition allows the simultaneous generation of multiple datasets which enable the radiologist to address varied diagnostic problems in oncologic imaging using a multiparametric approach, having clear advantages in tumor detection, lesion characterization and evaluation of treatment response.


Clinical decision making DECT and differential diagnosis DECT protocols Image analysis strategies Post-processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlo N. De Cecco
    • 1
  • Andrea Laghi
    • 2
  • U. Joseph Schoepf
    • 3
  • Felix G. Meinel
    • 4
  1. 1.Medical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.Medical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  4. 4.Ludwig-Maximilians-University HospitalMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19562-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19563-6
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