Vascular, Contrast agents, CT, Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis, Venous access, Education and training
C. Perna, G. M. Argiolas, S. Zucca, V. Ledda, P. Siotto, G. T. Bitti, L. Saba; Cagliari/IT
Usually patients with diffuse vascular disease benefit of DECT.
oncological patients may be an adequate target of study because of difficult venous accesses,
low tolerance of high flows injections.
Furthermore reducing iodine concentration decreases the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN),
useful in all patients with renal impairment.
In DECT acquisition the basal scan can be avoid with post processing image (virtual non unenhanced imaging),
thus reducing the radiation dose without losing data.
Moreover this would also allow a time reduction,especially in the emergency.
It still remains a challenge to define DECT’s role in vascular emergency.