Publications [#174122] of G. Allan Johnson
- AL Spielmann, RC Nelson, CR Lowry, GA Johnson, G Sundaramoothy, DH Sheafor, EK Paulson, Liver: single breath-hold dynamic subtraction CT with multi-detector row helical technology feasibility study.,
Radiology, vol. 222 no. 1
pp. 278-83, ISSN 0033-8419
(last updated on 2010/04/30)
Fifty-two patients with known or suspected hypervascular malignancy were examined to determine the technical feasibility of performing single-breath-hold dynamic subtraction computed tomography (CT) of the liver with multi-detector row helical CT. The precontrast and hepatic arterial CT scans, which were acquired during the same breath hold, were subtracted. The mean liver-to-muscle contrast ratio on the precontrast, hepatic arterial, and subtracted images was 1.3, 1.4, and 2.3, respectively. In 13 patients with lesions, the subtracted images showed a 2.5-fold increase in mean lesion contrast compared with the hepatic arterial CT scans.
Adult • Aged • Feasibility Studies • Female • Humans • Liver Neoplasms • Male • Middle Aged • Neovascularization, Pathologic • Prospective Studies • Subtraction Technique • Tomography, X-Ray Computed • methods* • radiography • radiography* • secondary