Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Applications in Lung Cancer
Zachary J Hartley-Blossom, Subba R Digumarthy
Radiol Clin North Am . 2023 Nov;61(6):987-994. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2023.06.001. Epub 2023 Aug 4.
This article examines the intrathoracic applications for dual-energy computed tomography (DECT), focusing on lung cancer. The topics covered include the image data sets, methods for iodine quantification, and clinical applications. The applications of DECT are to differentiate benign and malignant lung nodules, determining the grade of lung cancer and expression of ki-67 expression. Iodine quantification has role in assessment of treatment response in both the primary tumor and nodal metastases.