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Follow-up scan of fractured elbow to review placement of metal implant

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This patient had an elbow fracture that required a metal implant. The patient was referred for a follow-up scan to review placement of the implant. The technologist used the IQon Spectral CT scanner to perform the scan and the Spectral CT Viewer to provide a complete overview of all spectral results, including MonoE images at different energies.

Image scan parameters

  • 120 kVp
  • 100 mAs
  • 8.6 mGy CTDIvol
  • 168 mGy x cm DLP 

Clinical significance

High MonoE spectral results provided by the IQon Spectral CT scanner help to eliminate beam hardening artifacts and reduce soft tissue pathologies on an image. Adding O-MAR reconstructions can further improve the images by minimizing the beam hardening artifacts associated with metal, even in 4-D renderings.

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

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Oct 17, 2018

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Case Study
IQon Spectral CT
artifacts, elbow, follow up, fracture, implant, metal artifact reduction, MonoE, Musculoskeletal, O-MAR, spectral CT, Spectral CT Viewer, upper extremity

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