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Lung ischaemia-reperfusion injury in a canine model: dual-energy CT findings with pathophysiological correlation

posted by U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D. | Aug 26, 2014
U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D.

DECT pulmonary perfusion mapping can be used to evaluate lung ischaemia-reperfusion injury. Read more

Diagnostic Accuracy of Coronary CT Angiography: Comparison of Filtered Back Projection and Iterative Reconstruction With Different Strengths

posted by U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D. | Aug 22, 2014
U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D.

To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of coronary CT angiography using filtered back projection (FBP) and sinogram-affirmed iterative reconstruction (SAFIRE) of different strength factors with invasive coronary angiography as the reference standard. Read more

Improvements in Third Generation Dual-Source CT and Benefits for Thoracic and Cardiac CT in Adult and Pediatrics

posted by Ronald Booij | Aug 19, 2014
Ronald Booij

This article will highlight the differences between SOMATOM Definition Flash and SOMATOM Force. The benefits of the (turbo) flash mode and the improvements for instance in pediatric CTA will be discussed. Read more

The distribution of urate deposition within the extremities in gout: a review of 148 dual-energy CT cases

posted by Savvas Nicolaou, M.D. | Aug 18, 2014
Savvas Nicolaou, M.D.

In this observational study, we provide for the first time a detailed analysis of extremity urate distribution in gout, which both supports and augments to the current understanding based on clinical and microscopic findings. Read more

Dr. Carlo De Cecco joins DSCT.com

posted by DSCT.com editors | Aug 18, 2014

We have the pleasure to welcome Dr. Carlo De Cecco in our Dual Source CT community. He is Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. Dr. De Cecco is an expert in cardiovascular imaging, … Read more

Xenon-enhanced dual-energy CT lung ventilation imaging: techniques and clinical applications

posted by U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D. | Aug 14, 2014
U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D.

The purpose of this article is to review the techniques, clinically relevant potential applications, and limitations of xenon-enhanced dual-energy CT of the chest. Read more

Webinars on “Personalized CT imaging with SOMATOM Force” (4/4)

posted by Thomas Henzler, MD | Aug 8, 2014

In the fourth and final part of our webinar series on “Personalized CT imaging with SOMATOM Force,” Dr. Henzler talks about sedation-free and no-breathhold CT. This topic is especially important considering the rising numbers of CT scans for pediatric and geriatric patients. Read more


Josef Matthias Kerl, M.D.

Fellow in Clinical Radiology –
Expert in CTA, pulmonary vein

Carlo Nicola De Cecco, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiology –
Expert in Cardiovascular Imaging, Abdominal Imaging, Oncologic Imaging, Dual-Energy CT

Ralf Bauer, M.D.

Associate professor, head of CT research –
Expert in pulmonary vascular/lung imaging, cardiovascular

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