Dear MDCT.net users,
This Newsletter explores the feasibility and applicability of two important developmental objectives for MDCT. First, in the context of oncological diagnoses, CT perfusion imaging is finding increasing application in the quantitative assessment of the vascularity of solid tumors in different body regions. The effectiveness of CT perfusion imaging, when associated with an appropriate iodinated contrast agent, is described in Dr. Anzidei’s Focus on and in the selected papers. The use of this imaging technique in the evaluation of responses to anticancer therapies is illustrated in two clinical cases here presented.
Additionally, the implementation of standardized CT scanning nomenclature and protocols—the scope of the Alliance for Quality Computed Tomography working group—is discussed in Dr. Anzidei’s review. Finally, the selected e-book chapter presents the most reliable protocols for cardiac CT examinations.
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The MDCT.net team