© 2011

Dual Energy CT in Clinical Practice

  • Thorsten Johnson
  • Christian Fink
  • Stefan O. Schönberg
  • Maximilian F. Reiser
  • First book devoted exclusively to this new and rapidly emerging technique

  • Meets the great demand for up-to-date, substantiated information on dual-energy CT and its use in clinical practice

  • Provides advice on how to obtain optimal imaging results and on their interpretation

  • Includes many high-quality images to illustrate the clinical benefits of the technique


Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Thorsten R. C. Johnson, Willi A. Kalender
    Pages 3-9
  3. Bernhard Krauss, Bernhard Schmidt, Thomas G. Flohr
    Pages 11-20
  4. Alain Vlassenbroek
    Pages 21-34
  5. Naveen Chandra, David A. Langan
    Pages 35-41
  6. Cynthia H. McCollough, Bernhard Schmidt, Xin Liu, Lifeng Yu, Shuai Leng
    Pages 43-51
  7. Dominik Morhard, Susanne Jochum
    Pages 55-60
  8. Wieland H. Sommer
    Pages 61-66
  9. Wieland H. Sommer, Carolin Brockmann
    Pages 67-72
  10. Hatem Alkadhi, Paul Stolzmann, Sebastian Leschka, Philippe Cattin, Gabor Székely, Stefan Saur
    Pages 73-79
  11. Radko Krissak, Christian Fink
    Pages 83-90
  12. Sven F. Thieme, Sandra Högl, Thorsten R. C. Johnson
    Pages 91-99
  13. Thomas Henzler, Gerald Schmid-Bindert, Christian Fink
    Pages 101-109
  14. Markus Weininger, U. Joseph Schoepf, Doo Kyoung Kang, Thomas Henzler, Balasz Ruzsics
    Pages 111-124
  15. Otto Rapalino, Shervin Kamalian, Rajiv Gupta, Catherine Phan, Stuart Pomerantz, Javier Romero et al.
    Pages 127-142
  16. Christian Fink
    Pages 145-155
  17. Anno Graser
    Pages 157-166
  18. Ralf W. Bauer
    Pages 167-176
  19. Andrew N. Primak, Terri J. Vrtiska, Mingliang Qu, Cynthia H. McCollough
    Pages 177-189
  20. Susanne Jochum
    Pages 193-197

About this book


Dual-energy CT is a novel, rapidly emerging imaging technique which offers important new functional and specific information. With implementation of the technology in commercially available scanners, many clinical applications are now feasible.

In this book, physicists and specialists from different CT manufacturers provide an insight into the technological basis of, and the different approaches to, dual-energy CT. Renowned medical scientists in the field explain the pathophysiological and molecular background of the technique, discuss its applications, provide detailed advice on how to obtain optimal results, and offer hints regarding clinical interpretation. The main focus is on the use of dual-energy CT in daily clinical practice, and individual sections are devoted to imaging of the vascular system, the thorax, the abdomen, and the extremities. Evaluations and recommendations are based on personal experience and peer-reviewed literature. Plenty of carefully chosen high-quality images are included to illustrate the clinical benefits of the technique.


Computed Tomography Dual Energy CT Functional Imaging Spectral Imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Thorsten Johnson
    • 1
  • Christian Fink
    • 2
  • Stefan O. Schönberg
    • 3
  • Maximilian F. Reiser
    • 4
  1. 1.Klinikum Großhadern, Institut für Klinische RadiologieUniversitätsklinikum MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Klinische Radiologie, Universitätsklinikum Med. Fak. MannheimKlinikum Mannheim gGmbHMannheimGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Klinische Radiologie, Universitätsklinikum Med. Fak. MannheimKlinikum Mannheim gGmbHMannheimGermany
  4. 4.Klinikum Großhadern, Institut für Klinische RadiologieUniversitätsklinikum MünchenMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dual Energy CT in Clinical Practice
  • Editors Thorsten Johnson
    Christian Fink
    Stefan O. Schönberg
    Maximilian F Reiser
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-01739-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-26590-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-01740-7
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 216
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Diagnostic Radiology
    Internal Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

“This is a review of dual energy CT in clinical practice … . The editors intend the book for technicians and radiologists. It is well organized and well suited for clinical physicists and research scientists … . suitable for medical physics graduate students entering the field. … a welcome addition to the books on CT physics and CT imaging. … The book should be required reading for clinical physicists and radiologists … . There is no direct competition for this book … .” (Terry T. Yoshizumi, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2011)

“This really is worth reading, particularly as there are several different ways of obtaining dual energy information, each one championed by a different manufacturer. … the book is devoted to clinical applications, with examples mainly using the dual source technique. … I learnt a lot from this book and was excited by the possibilities of DECT. For anyone with anorak tendencies or an interest in the future of CT, I would recommend they seek out a copy … .” (Nicholas Reading, RAD Magazine, August, 2011)

“A comprehensive textbook that provides general background of the physical principles of the technology as well as practical advice about clinical applications of dual-energy CT. … Overall, this well-written and organized book succeeds in summarizing the basic scientific, clinical, and technical aspects of dual-energy CT. It provides the reader with a sufficient and comprehensive physical and technical background. … a good addition to the bookshelves of an institution that uses dual-energy CT and readers interested in dual-energy CT in general.” (J. Matthias Kerl, Radiology, Vol. 261 (2), November, 2011)

“This book is entirely devoted to the impact on clinical practice induced by dual energy computed tomography (DECT), describing in full detail the advances in this domain offered by the introduction of the newest machines, more robust hardware and post-processing dedicated software. … This is an important book which will be of great interest to all those approaching, using and mastering DECT, who will make good use of the extensive practical expertise in the text from all contributing authors.” (Giampiero Beluffi, La Radiologia Medica, Vol. 117, 2012)