Nuances of the unenhanced abdominal CT: careful inspection discloses critical findings

Charles H. Mitchell, Elliot K Fishman, Pamela Johnson

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Abstract

Patients who have unenhanced abdominal CT scans are often critically ill. The unenhanced CT may reveal many unsuspected subtle abnormalities in the lower chest, abdomen, and pelvis and accordingly warrants careful attention. This article reviews unenhanced CT findings in the setting of pulmonary embolus, acute aortic syndromes, mesenteric and deep venous thrombosis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, pancreatitis and its complications, as well as pyelonephritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2883-2893
Number of pages11
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 2015

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Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Pyelonephritis
Embolism
Pelvis
Critical Illness
Venous Thrombosis
Pancreatitis
Abdomen
Thorax
Lung
Mesenteric Ischemia

Keywords

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hemorrhage
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Unenhanced CT
  • Venous thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Nuances of the unenhanced abdominal CT : careful inspection discloses critical findings. / Mitchell, Charles H.; Fishman, Elliot K; Johnson, Pamela.

In: Abdominal Imaging, Vol. 40, No. 7, 16.04.2015, p. 2883-2893.

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