Three-dimensional CT angiography of the thorax: Clinical applications

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Spiral CT with three-dimensional (3D) display can provide a rapid noninvasive examination of the vascular system and has been shown to have a wide range of clinical applications in the thorax, including imaging of the aorta, pulmonary vasculature, and venous abnormalities. Three-dimensional images can provide views of the imaging volume from innumerable viewing angles for both the radiologist and referring clinician, and potentially obviate invasive procedures such as angiography. In this article, we will review many of these applications of spiral CT angiography with 3D displays. Emphasis is placed on study design, protocol selection, and display of pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-438
Number of pages14
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound CT and MRI
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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