Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Localizes Ectopic Parathyroid Adenoma
2010 (English)In: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, ISSN 0021-972X (print); 1945-7197 (online), Vol. 95, no 7, 3092-3093 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) can acquire two datasets showing different attenuation levels allowing collectionof additional information about the elementary chemical compositionof the scanned material. Color can then be assigned accordingto the 80- and 140-kV computed tomography (CT) values to obtaina color-mapped, dual-energy image. DECT has been used extensivelyin our department in postmortem CT with excellent results (1).One of the advantages of DECT is that iodine contrast uptakein soft tissue can be quantified. We were wondering about itsability to localize parathyroid adenomas (PAs).
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Chevy Chase, MD, United States: The Endocrine Society , 2010. Vol. 95, no 7, 3092-3093 p.
Endocrinology and Diabetes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-57907DOI: 10.1210/jc.2010-0386ISI: 000279589600002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-57907DiVA: diva2:328519