MDCT of the duodenum: Technique and clinical applications

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Abstract

Computed Tomography (CT) is useful for evaluation of both benign and malignant pathology involving the duodenum. CT can detect and stage duodenal malignancies as well as detect inflammatory conditions such as duodenitis. Careful CT technique is necessary to optimize detection of abnormalities. This includes the use of oral contrast, preferably water, as well as IV contrast. 3D imaging can improve disease detection and help with surgical planning. This article reviews the current role of CT in duodenal imaging, describes appropriate CT protocols and illustrates a wide variety of duodenal pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-334
Number of pages26
JournalCritical reviews in computed tomography
Volume45
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

Keywords

  • 3D imaging
  • CT
  • Duodenum
  • Small bowel neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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