Spiral CT of the Abdomen

  • François Terrier
  • Marianne Grossholz
  • Christoph D. Becker

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Technique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Vock, W. A. Kalender
      Pages 3-11
    3. L. Bidaut
      Pages 13-40
  3. Liver

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. P.R. Hilfiker, B. Marincek
      Pages 57-63
    3. P. SOYER, D. A. Bluemke, J.-P. Pelage
      Pages 73-84
    4. F. Terrier, L. Rubbia-Brandt, L. Spadola, N. Howarth
      Pages 85-97
    5. V. Vilgrain
      Pages 99-110
    6. R. Lencioni, D. Cioni, C. Bartolozzi
      Pages 111-132
    7. G. Verswijvel, L. Van Hoe, G. Marchal
      Pages 133-147
  4. Focal Liver Lesions: Role of Spiral CT and Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. R. Lencioni, D. Cioni, L. Crocetti, C. Bartolozzi
      Pages 151-155
    3. B. Marincek
      Pages 157-159
    4. F. Terrier
      Pages 165-166
  5. Pancreas and Biliary Ducts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. V.M. Bonaldi
      Pages 169-176
    3. M. Bezzi, L. Broglia
      Pages 177-186
    4. B.E. Van Beers, J.H. Pringot
      Pages 187-195
    5. D.A. Bluemke, P. Soyer
      Pages 215-226
  6. Biliary and Pancreatic Diseases: Role of Spiral C1 and Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. R. Lencioni, F. Donati, G. Granai, C. Bartolozzi
      Pages 243-246
    3. V. Raptopoulos
      Pages 247-250
    4. P. Pavone, A. Lag Hi, V. Panebianco, C. Catalano, F. Fraioli, R. Passariello
      Pages 251-254
    5. C. D. Becker
      Pages 255-257
  7. Urinary Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. H. Genghis Khan, F. Terrier
      Pages 261-268
    3. M.J. Lane, R. Brooke Jeffrey Jr.
      Pages 269-276
    4. L. Lemaître, C. Ala Edine, F. Dubrulle, L. Masquillier, J. Marecaux
      Pages 277-317
    5. H.-M. HOOGEWOUD
      Pages 319-334
    6. H. Trillaud, J. Palussiere, N. Grenier
      Pages 335-345
  8. Renal Tumors: The Role of Spiral CT and Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. J.-Y. Meuwly
      Pages 349-358
    3. H. Trillaud, J. Palussière, N Grenier
      Pages 359-360
    4. W. Okuno, H. Hricak
      Pages 361-364
    5. F. Terrier
      Pages 365-366
  9. Gastro-intestinal Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. G.A. Rollandi, E. Biscaldi
      Pages 369-383
    3. H.-J. Brambs
      Pages 385-392
    4. P. Taourel, B. Gallix, J.M. Bruel
      Pages 393-405
  10. Abdominal Aorta and its Branches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Mathias Prokop
      Pages 419-440
  11. Abdominal Vessels: Role of CT Angiography and Controversies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. R. Kubale
      Pages 443-449

About this book


The advent of spiral CT has brought about a major breakthrough in abdominal imaging. This volume, written by US and European experts in the field, is designed to provide detailed information on all pertinent aspects of the technique. Introductory chapters examine image acquisition and processing, but the main focus is on clinical applications of spiral CT of the abdomen. The key pathologies of each abdominal organ system in which spiral CT has resulted in a major diagnostic improvement are discussed in depth and richly illustrated with top-quality images. Attention is paid to the choice of the parameters for imaging and automated contrast material injection, tailored to each specific organ and to the most common clinical conditions. The advantages and drawbacks of spiral CT are carefully appraised relative to other imaging modalities, particularly Doppler sonography and MRI. The concluding chapters are devoted to special topics such as abdominal trauma, spiral CT in children, and CT-guided interventional procedures.


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Editors and affiliations

  • François Terrier
    • 1
  • Marianne Grossholz
    • 2
  • Christoph D. Becker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology Division of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyGeneva University HospitalGenève 14Switzerland
  2. 2.Hôpital de la TourMeyrinSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42291-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56976-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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