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Spectral CT scan showing portal vein thrombosis with MR comparison

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This patient was admitted to Hennepin County Medical Center through the emergency room and presented with right upper quadrant pain and nausea. The technologist used the IQon Spectral CT scanner to perform the abdominal scan.
Conventional CT Conventional CT
Conventional CT
Conventional CT
40 keV monoE <p> </p><em>Click images to enlarge</em>40 keV monoE MRI with contrast
40 keV monoE
40 keV monoE
MRI with contrast


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The images acquired on the IQon Spectral CT and its low monoE imaging helped the radiologist to identify a thrombus in portal vein. This was subsequently confirmed with MR.

Clinical significance

Spectral results aid in confirming pathology when characterization is difficult on conventional images, potentially reducing the need for additional imaging. With the spectral results, we improve material characterization.


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

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Nov 13, 2017

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