Multislice Computed Tomography: Principles, Practice, and Clinical Protocols
Paul M. Silverman
2 Rev ed
From the author of our best-selling handbook on helical (spiral) CT comes a brand-new, indispensable, practical guide to the next generation of technology - multislice (or multidetector) CT. Dr. Silverman and his renowned colleagues present detailed, easy-to-follow scanning protocols for all areas of the body, for pediatric examinations, and for three-dimensional imaging...and explain the principles behind the protocols. The opening chapter explains the practical physics of multislice CT and the vast capabilities of this technology as compared to single-slice CT. Subsequent chapters cover the head and neck; chest; abdomen and pelvis; musculoskeletal system; multislice imaging in pediatrics; and three-dimensional imaging. Each chapter features a comprehensive list of protocols for specific clinical indications. Coverage of three-dimensional imaging is extensive because multislice scanning significantly broadens these applications. The protocols are presented in the same user-friendly outline format as in Dr. Silverman's other handbook - clinical indication(s); scanner settings; oral contrast agents; phase of respiration; slice thickness; pitch; exposure time; reconstruction interval; superior and inferior exam extent; intravenous contrast; and pertinent comments and 'pearls'. Images on the page opposite each protocol show the quality of scans that can be obtained. The author has unified the terminologies of different equipment vendors so that the protocols can be used with equipment from any manufacturer.