Results from our study emphasize the potential of multiphase acquisition in the evaluation of cirrhotic patients; in particular, the use of an early arterial phase is useful for studying the hepatic and mesenteric vascular anatomy, whereas the late arterial and the portal-venous phases are of paramount importance for adequate evaluation of liver parenchyma and focal lesions. Further studies are needed to evaluate whether the benefits deriving from double arterial phase acquisition would justify the increase in cost and patient radiation exposure.

Multiphase multislice spiral CT for liver assessment: optimization in cirrhotic patients / Laghi, A; Iannaccone, R; Catalano, Carlo; Carbone, Iacopo; Ferrari, R; Mangiapane, F; Passariello, Roberto. - In: LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA. - ISSN 0033-8362. - STAMPA. - 103(3):(2002), pp. 188-195.

Multiphase multislice spiral CT for liver assessment: optimization in cirrhotic patients

LAGHI A;CATALANO, Carlo;CARBONE, IACOPO;PASSARIELLO, Roberto
2002

Abstract

Results from our study emphasize the potential of multiphase acquisition in the evaluation of cirrhotic patients; in particular, the use of an early arterial phase is useful for studying the hepatic and mesenteric vascular anatomy, whereas the late arterial and the portal-venous phases are of paramount importance for adequate evaluation of liver parenchyma and focal lesions. Further studies are needed to evaluate whether the benefits deriving from double arterial phase acquisition would justify the increase in cost and patient radiation exposure.
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