Metal Artifact Reduction using Dual Energy CT Monoenergetic Imaging
Qiaowei Zhang, MD,* Prof. Shizheng Zhang, MD,* Chenwei Li, MD** | 02-01-2013
*Department of Radiology, Sir Run Run Shaw Institute of Clinical Medicine of Zhejiang University, P. R. China
Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine of Zhejiang University, P. R. China
**Siemens Healthineers China
A 65-year-old male patient, who had undergone an ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation) procedure for a lateral femoral neck fracture the previous year, was referred to the CT department for a follow-up assessment. A Dual Energy CT scan was performed using monoenergetic imaging to reduce the metal artifacts.
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