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Introduction

  • Albert L. Baert
  • Auguste Wackenheim
  • Louis Jeanmart

Abstract

The third and fourth generation scanners, characterized particularly by their reduced exposure times, led to a rapid evolution of abdominal scanning techniques. Recent observations have shown that with the use of contrast enhancement by fast intravenous (IV) or intra-arterial (IA) bolus injections important new vascular information can be obtained. However, the short and limited period during which this information is available made organ- and problem-directed approaches mandatory. As a result, CT undoubtedly lost some of its non-invasive character, but the benefit of impressive diagnostic progress more than offset this disadvantage.

Keywords

Contrast Medium Extravascular Space Total Distribution Volume Positive Enhancement Compute Tomographic Arteriography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert L. Baert
    • 1
  • Auguste Wackenheim
    • 2
  • Louis Jeanmart
    • 3
  1. 1.LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Strasbourg CedexFrance
  3. 3.BruxellesBelgium

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