Practical Applications of Dual-Energy Computed Tomography in the Acute Abdomen
Radiologic Clinics of North America
Mohammed F.Mohammeda, Khaled Y.Elbannab, Abdelazim M.E.Mohammeda, Nicolas Murrayc, Fahad Azzumeaa, Ghassan Almazieda, Savvas Nicolaouc
a Medical Imaging Department, Abdominal Imaging Section, Ministry of the National Guard, Health Affairs, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Prince Mutib Ibn Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Road, Ar Rimayah, Riyadh 14611, Saudi Arabia
b Department of Medical Imaging, Emergency and Trauma Radiology Division, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
c Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z1M9, Canada
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With new developments in workflow automation, as well as technological advances enabling faster imaging with improved image quality and dose profile, dual-energy computed tomography is being used more often in the imaging of the acutely ill and injured patient. Its ability to identify iodine, differentiate it from hematoma or calcification, and improve contrast resolution has proven invaluable in the assessment of organ perfusion, organ injury, and inflammation.