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Lower lung PE and perfusion deficit

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This patient arrived at the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology emergency department complaining of shortness of breathe and was scanned on the IQon Spectral CT system.

Image scan parameters

  • 3.4 mGy CTDIvol
  • 128.0 mGy x cm DLP
  • 1.8 mSv effective dose 

* AAPM Technical Report 96

Clinical significance

Conventional CT images showed a small pulmonary embolism in the right lower lung. To confirm, the clinician used spectral images such as Iodine Overlay and Z Effective, which are available every time a patient is scanned on the IQon Spectral CT. These always-on spectral results provided a clearer view and confirmation of the lower lung PE, as well as revealed a perfusion deficit.

* The IQon Spectral CT is not yet CE Marked. Not available for sale in all regions.

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

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Jul 26, 2016

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