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Neuro-endocrine tumor

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

A middle-aged patient was referred to Claraspital in Basel, Switzerland, for a CT scan to evaluate abdominal pain. The technologist used the IQon Spectral CT system to perform the exam.

Image scan parameters

  • 7.8 mGY CTDIvol
  • 423 mGy x cm DLP
  • 6.3 mSv* effective dose


* AAPM Technical Report 96
Conventional CT Z Effective fusion
Conventional CT
Z Effective fusion

Clinical significance

The clinician was able to utilize spectral results (which are available every time a patient is scanned on the IQon Spectral CT) to delineate several tumors in the small bowel and intraperitoneal; lesions were difficult to catch on conventional images.

Spectral results provide enhanced diagnostic capabilities, even in patients who would not have been pre-selected for dual-energy techniques.

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

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Nov 26, 2016

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