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Large hydropneumotorax

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This pediatric patient came to Phoenix Children's Hospital experiencing chest pain and difficulty breathing. The patient was referred for a CT abdomen scan. The technologist used the IQon Spectral CT and Spectral CT Viewer for the exam.  


Left image: Conventional CT; Right image: MonoE 45 keV
Left image: Conventional CT; Right image: MonoE 45 keV


The CT images acquired on the IQon Spectral CT showed a large hydropneumotorax.

Clinical significance

The low MonoE results provided by the IQon Spectral CT allow the clinician the ability to improve contrast enhancement on CT images.

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

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Jul 27, 2018

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Case Study
IntelliSpace Portal, IQon Spectral CT
abdomen, Body, chest, chest pain, contrast-enhanced, MonoE, Pediatric

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