Application of dual-energy spectral computed tomography to thoracic oncology imaging

Cherry Kim, Wooil Kim, Sung Joon Park, Young Hen Lee, Sung Ho Hwang, Hwan Seok Yong, Yu Whan Oh, Eun Young Kang, Ki Yeol Lee

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Computed tomography (CT) is an important imaging modality in evaluating thoracic malignancies. The clinical utility of dual-energy spectral computed tomography (DESCT) has recently been realized. DESCT allows for virtual monoenergetic or monochromatic imaging, virtual non-contrast or unenhanced imaging, iodine concentration measurement, and effective atomic number (Zeff map). The application of information gained using this technique in the field of thoracic oncology is important, and therefore many studies have been conducted to explore the use of DESCT in the evaluation and management of thoracic malignancies. Here we summarize and review recent DESCT studies on clinical applications related to thoracic oncology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)838-850
Number of pages13
JournalKorean journal of radiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 1

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Copyright © 2020 The Korean Society of Radiology.


  • Dual-energy CT
  • Lung cancer
  • Oncology
  • Spectral CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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