Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Abdominal Imaging - Pictorial Essay

Utility of multidetector CT in an emergency setting in acute mesenteric ischemia


Molecular Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA


Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2009; 15: 256-261
DOI: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.1597-07.3
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Prompt diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia is a dilemma which is unfortunately generally made at the irreversible phase of intestinal damage. Besides conventional diagnostic imaging modalities contrast enhanced multidetector computed tomography angiography enables fast and detailed evaluation of the mesenteric circulation and abdominal viscera which provides accurate and rapid diagnosis in the emergency room.

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