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Experiences of using a single post-contrast CT scan of the chest after biphasic contrast injection

Phillip Carl Pretorius
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 16, No 2 | a307 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v16i2.307 | © 2012 Phillip Carl Pretorius | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2012 | Published: 12 June 2012

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Phillip Carl Pretorius, Memeber, South Africa


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Abstract

Computed tomographic chest investigations can be enhanced; in many cases, the arterial phase of a post-contrast arterial and delay (60 seconds) study can be omitted when planning the contrast injection and scanning technique carefully. A biphasic contrast injection was used before starting a single 60-second post-contrast scan.

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CT; Chest; Biphasic contrast injection; Protocol

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