Gastrointestinal Tract

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Basic Principles CT complements endoscopy and barium examination of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract by demonstration of intramural and extraintestinal components of GI disease, including disease in the mesentery, peritoneal cavity,…

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Liver

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Anatomy In 2000 the Terminology Committee of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association refined the accepted terminology of hepatic anatomy and liver resections. The international classification system divides the liver into eight…

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Kidneys and Ureters

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Kidneys Anatomy of the Retroperitoneal Space A detailed understanding of the retroperitoneal fascial planes and compartments is a prerequisite for accurate interpretation of abdominal CT. The retroperitoneum is the anatomic…

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Pelvis

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Anatomy The true (lesser) pelvis is divided from the false (greater) pelvis by an oblique plane extending across the pelvic brim from the sacral promontory to the symphysis pubis. The…

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CT in Musculoskeletal Trauma

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Introduction The advent of increasing numbers of rows of detectors has expanded the utility for CT technology. Multidetector CT (MDCT) has the ability to produce near-isotropic voxel images that allow…

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Pancreas

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Multidetector CT is the imaging method of choice for evaluation of pancreatitis and competes with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detection and staging of pancreatic tumors. Rapid CT acquisition times…

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CT in Musculoskeletal Nontrauma

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In this chapter entities such as disk disease and the osseous structures of the spinal canal will be discussed again, as well as postoperative spine changes. The appearances of the…

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Adrenal Glands

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The adrenal glands are the primary focus of diagnostic attention in three clinical circumstances. A patient may be referred for imaging because a clinical diagnosis of adrenal hormone hyperfunction has…

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Lung Disease

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On CT, normal lung varies in appearance, depending on the window settings used. With a window mean of –600 to –700 Hounsfield units (HU) and a width of 1000 to…

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The Pulmonary Hila

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CT is helpful in the diagnosis of endobronchial lesions, hilar and parahilar masses, and hilar vascular lesions. Technique In most patients the hila are adequately assessed with spiral CT with…

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