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Dynamic Liver CT and New Contrast Agents

  • M. Kormano
  • K. Partanen
  • J. Kuikka
Part of the Radiology Today book series (RADIOL.TODAY, volume 3)

Abstract

The technique of performing rapid sequential CT scans after a bolus of contrast medium (CM) is commonly called dynamic CT scanning. The ability of dynamic CT to produce images at the time of maximal contrast enhancement (CE), which occurs at varying times in the normal liver, in hepatic lesions, and in adjoining organs, has brought an improvement in imaging and diagnosis of localized liver lesions as reported by several authors [1, 4, 5, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23]. Intra-arterial injection of CM would improve the diagnostic ability of dynamic liver CT [16], but for practical reasons intravenous injections are the common method in dynamic CT.

Keywords

Cavernous Hemangioma Liver Blood Flow Streak Artifact Nonionic Contrast Medium Diffuse Liver Disease 
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  • M. Kormano
  • K. Partanen
  • J. Kuikka

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