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MonoE scan of a patient complaining of abdominal pain

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This patient presented to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center complaining of abdominal pain/cramping and was referred for a CT scan of the abdomen. The technologist used the IQon Spectral CT system to perform the exam.

Image scan parameters

  • 7.6 mGy CTDIvol
  • 380 mGy × cm DLP
  • 5.7 mSv (k=0.015)* effective dose 

* AAPM Technical Report 96

Clinical significance

Contrast enhancement can help to visualize tissue structures, such as the wall of the bowel. The low MonoE image acquired on the IQon Spectral CT system helped to improve contrast enhancement. Over all benefit: The opportunity to decrease the number of patient findings that are indeterminate.

* 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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Aug 4, 2016

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IntelliSpace Portal, IQon Spectral CT
abdomen, Body, bowel, contrast, MonoE, spectral CT

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