Expanded applications of CT: Helical scanning in five common acute conditions

M. L. Nipper, L. K. Jacobson

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Recent years have witnessed notable improvements brought on by the latest generation of computed tomography (CT): helical (spiral) scanning. Although this technology holds significant advantages over conventional modalities, its use in mainstream medicine can be enhanced by thoughtful consideration of the challenges and opportunities it poses. In this article, Drs Nipper and Jacobson candidly explore the application of helical CT in the detection of pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombosis, and ureteral calculus and in the assessment of appendicitis and small-bowel obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-77
Number of pages10
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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