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Chest CT for PE

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This 90 year-old female arrived at the University Clinique Louvain (UCL) emergency department complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. The technologist used the IQon Spectral CT system to perform a chest CTA scan.

Image scan parameters

  • 120 kV
  • 49 mAs*
  • 27.8 cm scan length
  • 2.7 second scan time
  • 4.4 mGy CTDIvol
* Dose modulation

Clinical significance

The PE was initially not identified when looking at conventional images. However, when looking through spectral images, especially the Z effective fusion and the iodine density images, the resident was able to detect the PE.

* Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

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Nov 15, 2016

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Case Study
IntelliSpace Portal, IQon Spectral CT
Body, chest, chest CTA, chest pain, Effective Z, iodine density, PE, shortness of breath, spectral CT, Vascular

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