Strategies to Improve Image Quality on Dual-Energy Computed Tomography.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) offers several advantages over conventional single-energy CT. These advantages include improved image quality, beam hardening correction, and metal artifact reduction. Additionally, DECT allows derivation of quantitative information through material decomposition analysis. Although newer third-generation rapid-kilovolt switching and dual-source DECT scanners have significantly improved in image quality and workflow compared with initial iterations and early scanners, sources of potential image quality degradation can exist secondary to the inherent capabilities in which the image acquisition occurs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Patel, BN; Marin, D

Published Date

  • July 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 641 - 647

PubMed ID

  • 29936952

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rcl.2018.03.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States