Dedicated multi-detector CT of the esophagus: Spectrum of diseases

Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, Johannes Zacherl, Iris Melanie Noebauer-Huhmann, Martin Uffmann, Wolfgang Karl Matzek, Katja Pinker, Christian Herold, Wolfgang Schima

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Abstract

Multi-detector computed tomography (CT) offers new opportunities in the imaging of the gastrointestinal tract. Its ability to cover a large volume in a very short scan time, and in a single breath hold with thin collimation and isotropic voxels, allows the imaging of the entire esophagus with high-quality multiplanar reformation and 3D reconstruction. Proper distention of the esophagus and stomach (by oral administration of effervescent granules and water) and optimally timed administration of intravenous contrast material are required to detect and characterize disease. In contrast to endoscopy and double-contrast studies of the upper GI tract, CT provides information about both the esophageal wall and the extramural extent of disease. Preoperative staging of esophageal carcinoma appears to be the main indication for MDCT. In addition, MDCT allows detection of other esophageal malignancies, such as lymphoma and benign esophageal tumors, such as leiomyma. A diagnosis of rupture or fistula of the esophagus can be firmly established using MDCT. Furthermore, miscellaneous esophageal conditions, such as achalasia, esophagitis, diverticula, and varices, are incidental findings and can also be visualized with hydro-multi-detector CT. Multi-detector CT is a valuable tool for the evaluation of esophageal wall disease and serves as an adjunct to endoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-18
Number of pages16
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Esophagus
Tomography
Endoscopy
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Achalasia
Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Incidental Findings
Esophagitis
Diverticulum
Varicose Veins
Intravenous Administration
Contrast Media
Fistula
Oral Administration
Gastrointestinal Tract
Rupture
Lymphoma
Neoplasms
Stomach
Carcinoma

Keywords

  • Benign esophageal tumors
  • Esophageal diseases
  • Esophagus
  • Malignant esophageal tumors
  • Multidetector CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Ba-Ssalamah, A., Zacherl, J., Noebauer-Huhmann, I. M., Uffmann, M., Matzek, W. K., Pinker, K., ... Schima, W. (2009). Dedicated multi-detector CT of the esophagus: Spectrum of diseases. Abdominal Imaging, 34(1), 3-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-007-9290-5

Dedicated multi-detector CT of the esophagus : Spectrum of diseases. / Ba-Ssalamah, Ahmed; Zacherl, Johannes; Noebauer-Huhmann, Iris Melanie; Uffmann, Martin; Matzek, Wolfgang Karl; Pinker, Katja; Herold, Christian; Schima, Wolfgang.

In: Abdominal Imaging, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 3-18.

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Ba-Ssalamah, A, Zacherl, J, Noebauer-Huhmann, IM, Uffmann, M, Matzek, WK, Pinker, K, Herold, C & Schima, W 2009, 'Dedicated multi-detector CT of the esophagus: Spectrum of diseases', Abdominal Imaging, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 3-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-007-9290-5
Ba-Ssalamah A, Zacherl J, Noebauer-Huhmann IM, Uffmann M, Matzek WK, Pinker K et al. Dedicated multi-detector CT of the esophagus: Spectrum of diseases. Abdominal Imaging. 2009 Jan;34(1):3-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-007-9290-5
Ba-Ssalamah, Ahmed ; Zacherl, Johannes ; Noebauer-Huhmann, Iris Melanie ; Uffmann, Martin ; Matzek, Wolfgang Karl ; Pinker, Katja ; Herold, Christian ; Schima, Wolfgang. / Dedicated multi-detector CT of the esophagus : Spectrum of diseases. In: Abdominal Imaging. 2009 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 3-18.
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