Helical CT of the abdomen and pelvis: Potential diagnostic pitfalls of arterial-phase imaging in the genitourinary tract

Bruce A. Urban, Elliot K. Fishman

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Abstract

Spiral computed tomography (CT) is the state of the art today in imaging many features of the genitourinary tract. The use of dual-phase CT imaging improves our ability to detect and stage a wide range of pathologies. However, imaging in the arterial phase has several potential pitfalls that can result in either overcalling or undercalling genitourinary pathology. This paper reviews some of the common pitfalls and presents strategies on how to avoid them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-364
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2001

Keywords

  • Arterial phase imaging
  • Genitourinary tract
  • Helical computed tomography
  • Pelvis
  • Renal tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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