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Tumor at the base of the tongue

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This patient undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer was referred to CARTI Cancer Center for a CT scan. The technologist performed the scan on an IQon Spectral CT system.

Image scan parameters

  • 9.1 mGy CTDI
  • 200.2 mGy x cm DLP
  • 1.2 mSv

Clinical significance

A tumor at the base of the tongue on the right side was difficult to detect using conventional images only. However, radiologists then turned on spectral results and the tumor was clearly visible on the low MonoE and iodine-based spectral images.

Spectral CT data has the ability to add additional clinical value for detection, characterization, and follow-up assessment of oncology lesions. The ability to use low MonoE and iodine-based spectral results can help in differentiation of lesions from the surrounding tissue and also allows for quantitative measurement.

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

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Nov 25, 2016

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IntelliSpace Portal, IQon Spectral CT
Effective Z, Head, head cancer, iodine density, MonoE, Neck, neck cancer, Neuro, Oncology, spectral CT, tumor

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