Hochauflösende mehrschicht-CT der lunge: Vergleich mit HRCT-einzelschichten

Translated title of the contribution: High resolution multislice CT of the lung: Comparison to sequential HRCT slices

F. Mehnert*, P. L. Pereira, F. Dammann, B. Erdtmann, U. Hahn, A. F. Kopp, R. Vonthein, C. Georg, C. D. Claussen

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Purpose: To compare the image quality of high-resolution (HR) spiral CT scans from a multislice CT scanner with sequential HRCT scans from a singleslice CT scanner. Materials and Methods: 20 patients with diffuse lung disease received a high-resolution spiral CT on a multislice scanner (4 slices) and 5 HRCT single slices (1 mm) on a singleslice scanner. Scan parameters of the multislice scanner were: Collimation 4 × 1 mm, pitch 6, slice thickness 1 mm. 5 HRCT slices were compared to the corresponding HR spiral CT slices using a 5-point scale by 5 radiologists with regard to the image quality and the number of artifacts. The evaluation was performed with a multivariate analysis (MANOVA test). Results: Overall impression of image quality, noise, central vessels and bronchi, and all pathological changes were not significantly different between the two CT methods. Sequential HRCT scans were considered to be significantly better than HR spiral CT scans for spatial resolution (p = 0.02), depiction of peripheral vessels (p = 0.02), and of small bronchi (p = 0.05), and significantly worse for depiction of interlobar septa (p < 0.001). Diagnostically relevant differences were found in only 2.2%. Breathing and heartbeat artifacts each were 3 times higher in the sequential HRCT technique than in the multislice-spiral technique (p < 0.0001). Conclusion: HR spiral CT scans performed on a multislice CT scanner provide significantly less artifacts and an equal diagnostic image quality compared to sequential HRCT scans performed on a singleslice CT scanner. Multislice spiral CT in HR technique may replace the common scanning technique with conventional spiral CT and additional HRCT scans for diffuse lung diseases.

Translated title of the contributionHigh resolution multislice CT of the lung: Comparison to sequential HRCT slices
Original languageGerman
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Rontgenstrahlen und der Bildgebenden Verfahren
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)972-977
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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