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Patient with lower lung defect and PE

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This older female arrived at UCL Brussels complaining of chest pain. She was referred for a chest CT scan on the IQon Spectral CT system.

Image scan parameters

  • 4.4 mGy CTDIvol
  • 122.3 mGY x cm DLP
  • 1.7 mSv effective dose


* AAPM Technical Report 96

Clinical significance

Because the technologist scanned the patient on an IQon Spectral CT, Z effective images were available to help the clinician confirm a small, right lower lung defect, as well as provide a clear view of the PE. The IQon Spectral CT provides tissue characterization and visualization for confident disease management.

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Jul 27, 2016

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Body, chest, chest pain, Effective Z, iodine overlay, lung, PE, spectral CT

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