Editorial Reviews. Review. Master virtual colonoscopy. About the Author. University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI USA. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On May 1, , Ged R. Avery and others published CT Colonography: Principles and Practice of Virtual Colonoscopy. In CT Colonography, Perry Pickhardt and David Kim present techniques for quicker evaluation and diagnosis of colon cancer through the.

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In contrast, lesion conspicuity at 3D is greatly enhanced but requires adequate CTC software for execution. Reducing the radiation dose for CT colonography using adaptive colonograpby iterative reconstruction: Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Account Options Sign in. Colonic preparation for computed tomographic colonography: In our clinical screening princippes, more large flat advanced adenomas were detected at primary CTC screening compared with primary OC screening.

Linear polyp measurement at CT colonography: In this review, we have covered a wide array of potential pitfalls at CTC interpretation. There are a wide variety priinciples potential artifacts related to CT scanning, image reconstruction, and post-processing that can result in interpretive challenges. In the future, a better approach might be to give diatrizoate as part of the original OC preparation, which would allow for a reduction in the amount of cathartic needed and also provide fluid tagging for CTC in the event of an incomplete OC examination.

The 3D colon map shows three bookmarks red dots denoting focal findings in the regions of the anorectum, ileocecal valve, and the appendiceal orifice. Covers principles, techniques, and interpretations for the most common pathologies in a logical, practical organization. Injuries to the Chest Wall. At subsequent OC Bhowever, the lesion proved to be a submucosal venous bleb. Chi ama i libri sceglie Princciples e inMondadori.

Knowledge of prior appendectomy is useful because an inverted appendiceal stump can mimic a true cecal polyp praxtice CTC, and even at OC Fig.


By decreasing the number of fly-throughs from four down to two on well-distended cases, one can decrease interpretation time without introducing troublesome spatial distortion. Compared with excellent luminal distention, such cases generally require more scrutiny, as the luminal narrowing is compounded by dynamic thickening of the colonic folds, which makes interpretation more challenging. CT colonography reporting and data system: In fact, the majority of flat lesions princples or missed at CTC are hyperplastic.

Potential pitfalls related to technique Retained solid fecal material Retained luminal fluid Inadequate luminal distention Imaging artifacts and distortion Low-dose CT technique Contrast coating of polyps 2D-only polyp detection Polyp measurement.

Although any health risks related to CT-level doses in adults are too small to measure, 21 it nonetheless behooves radiology as a specialty to minimize dose to the lowest levels possibly that maintain diagnostic accuracy. With a little experience, most of these potential pitfalls will be easily recognized. Note how the lesion is barely perceptible on the soft tissue window setting D.

Radiation risk in perspective: Perhaps the single most important step in learning to avoid most of these diagnostic traps is simply to be colonosfopy of their existence.

CT Colonography: Pitfalls in Interpretation

Please note that during the production process errors may be discovered which could affect the content, and all legal disclaimers that apply to the journal pertain. Although a wide variety of neoplastic 54 and non-neoplastic 55 causes for a submucosal luminal impression exist at CTC, only a relatively small subset might potentially be confused for a mucosal-based soft tissue polyp or mass.

This combination of sophisticated X-rays and CT scans of the abdomen offers patients an alternative The ileocecal valve is a relatively common location to see a drip of contrast, which can superficially mimic a polyp on the 3D display. Submerged semi-solid stool that ch soft tissue density can appear polypoid as well.

Bronchoscopy and Central Airway Disorders. Supine 2D CTC images A and B show long-segment collapse of the sigmoid colon, largely obscuring a mm polyp arrowswhich is easily identified on the alternate position C and D.


Cases with focal or segmental partial but incomplete collapse may be suboptimal but are often diagnostic. Support Center Support Center.

Beyond CTC, OC with use of a calibrated probe is probably the next best method, whereas visual estimation at OC is less accurate, and pathologic ex vivo measurement is least accurate of all. The search pattern for detecting polyps on 2D, especially small 6—9 mm lesions, is simply too onerous to maintain acceptable performance.

As digital fluid subtraction techniques continue to improve, the various artifacts will perhaps be minimized or eliminated.

Noise is especially problematic when reading thin images in obese patients, colonoecopy when viewing soft tissue windows. A Guide for Clinical Practice. Translucency rendering in 3D endoluminal CT colonography: Evaluation of submucosal lesions of the large intestine: We have tried to indicate which pitfalls can be avoided altogether, as well as those that cannot always be avoided but should be recognized as such to prevent mismanagement.

CT colonography; principles and practice of virtual colonoscopy. (DVD included).

Fold thickening at CTC is largely due to inadequate luminal distention, underlying diverticular disease, or a combination of the two. Anesthesia Colonogaphy Survival Guide. The soft tissue fullness from internal hemorrhoids often appears prominent on transverse 2D images but is prctice less mass-like on other 2D planes or the 3D endoluminal view, and may change with patient position.

In CT Colonography, Perry Pickhardt and David Kim present techniques for quicker evaluation and diagnosis of colon cancer through the pioneering, specialty-changing imaging technique of virtual colonoscopy VC.

The associated balloon is nearly invisible except for the mass effect it exerts, often creating pseudolesions through contact with fluid or the rectal wall. PickhardtDavid H.