Acute gastrointestinal bleeding: The potential role of 64 MDCT and 3D imaging in the diagnosis

Karen M. Horton, R. Brooke Jeffrey, Michael P. Federle, Elliot K. Fishman

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Abstract

Advancements in both CT scanner technology and three-dimensional (3D) imaging software have now made it feasible to image patients with acute GI bleeding in an effort to identify the bleeding source. This pictorial essay will explore the potential role of utilizing 64 MDCT and 3D imaging in patients presenting with acute gastrointestinal bleeding. A discussion of current technology, appropriate CT protocols, and interpretation strategies will be included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-356
Number of pages8
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

Keywords

  • 3D imaging
  • CT angiography
  • GI bleeding
  • MDCT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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