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MDCT pp 138-154 | Cite as

Multi-detector Computed Tomography in the Gastrointestinal System

  • Avinash R. Kambadakone
  • Dushyant V. Sahani

Abstract

The advent of multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) has opened new paradigms in the imaging of the abdomen and pelvis, particularly in the evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). The use of MDCT scanners that acquire isotropic volume data and the advances in imaging workstations that allow multi-planar and three-dimensional (3-D) evaluation of these isotropic data sets have allowed accurate depiction and characterization of bowel pathology. Substantial information regarding the GIT can now be obtained due to recent technological advances and accumulated experience in image interpretation [1].

Keywords

Bowel Wall Oral Contrast Mesenteric Ischemia Compute Tomography Oral Contrast Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avinash R. Kambadakone
    • 1
  • Dushyant V. Sahani
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention Department of RadiologyMassachussets General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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