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Pediatric patient - Post trauma lacerated liver

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This 15 year-old male was walking across a street and was hit by a motor vehicle. He arrived at Phoenix Children's Hospital and was referred for an abdomen CT scan. The technologist used the IQon Spectral CT and Spectral CT Viewer to perform the exam. 


Left image: Conventional CT; Right image: Iodine density
Left image: Conventional CT; Right image: Iodine density


The images acquired on the IQon Spectral CT scanner found:
  1. Grade 2 AAST liver injury.
  2. Right adrenal hematoma.
  3. Small lung contusion on right medial lower lobe with trace right pneumothorax.
  4. Small amount perihepatic hemorrhage and hemoperitoneum.
  5. Tiny nondisplaced sacral fracture right inferior SI joint (better detailed on CT pelvis).

Clinical significance

The IQon Spectral CT's iodine density capabilities improve the clinician’s ability to visualize liver lacerations.

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

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Aug 13, 2018

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Case Study
IntelliSpace Portal, IQon Spectral CT
abdomen, Body, fracture, hemorrhage, iodine density, iodine overlay, liver, lungs, MonoE, Pediatric, spectral CT, Spectral CT Viewer, virtual non-contrast

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