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Polyp measurement on soft tissue windows could lead to inappropriate management.
Submucosal venous bleb simulating a flat polyp at CTC 3D endoluminal CTC image A shows a flat plaque-like lesion adjacent to a colonic fold, which appeared to be soft tissue attenuation on 2D correlation not shown.
Fold thickening at CTC is largely due to inadequate luminal distention, underlying diverticular disease, or a combination of the two.
However, at extremely low dose levels, image noise can become an issue even for CTC, especially with the use of traditional filtered back projection for image reconstruction. Elsevier Health Sciences Amazon. The review must be at least 50 characters long.
There are a number of findings specific to the anorectum that deserve attention because they are relatively common and can mimic neoplastic disease. Supine transverse 2D A and B and 3D endoluminal C CTC images show a large flat soft tissue mass arrowheads opposite the ileocecal valve arrow that has a somewhat lobulated appearance and results in fold distortion on 3D.
CT Colonography: Pitfalls in Interpretation
Although a wide variety of neoplastic 54 and non-neoplastic 55 causes for a submucosal luminal impression exist at CTC, only a relatively small subset might potentially be confused for a mucosal-based soft tissue polyp or mass.
Elsevier Health SciencesSep 1, – Medical – pages. A variety of other anorectal pathology is much less commonly encountered. Prolapsing mucosal polyps represent redundant colonic mucosa in the setting of sigmoid diverticular disease. Computed tomographic colonography virtual colonoscopy – A multicenter comparison with standard colonoscopy for detection of colorectal neoplasia.
Submerged semi-solid stool that approaches soft tissue density can appear polypoid as well. September 1, Imprint: Oncoplastic Surgery of the Breast. Over time, one can generally learn to appreciate lesions that are clearly diminutive in size without the need to formally measure each one. A mass involving or replacing the valve itself can present a more challenging problem Fig.
Most non-flat lesions of this large size would be malignant. How to write a great review. Most radiologists with ample experience in body CT interpretation, including advanced visualization techniques, will be adept at handling most of these imaging artifacts. The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at Radiol Clin North Am. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! With a little experience, most of these potential pitfalls will be easily recognized.
CT Colonography: Pitfalls in Interpretation
Problem Solving in Neuroradiology E-Book. As such, we continue to employ both of these contrast agents in our CTC bowel preparation. Appendiceal Pitfalls As with the ileocecal valve, the vermiform appendix represents pracctice anatomic structure that can give rise to a number of unique findings at CTC interpretation, most notably false polyps and appendiceal neoplasms. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review.
Decubitus position in morbidly obese individual Supine 2D CTC image A in a lb patient shows complete collapse of the sigmoid colon. Vortex Formation in the Cardiovascular System. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Although laxatives and lavages generally remove the major bulk of fecal volume, residual adherent debris can closely mimic the appearance of soft tissue polyps, especially if not tagged by oral contrast.
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At 2D evaluation, colonoscopj segments with advanced diverticular disease can be a daunting task Fig. A clear distinction must be made between relatively flat lesions, and completely flat or depressed lesionswhich are quite rare. With proper awareness, these potential pitfalls can be effectively managed so as to minimize any negative impact on diagnostic performance.
The rectal catheter is a constant finding in the anorectal region at CTC.
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Patient-controlled room air insufflation versus automated carbon dioxide delivery for CT colonography. Ultrasound Physics and Technology.
After transanal excision, a hemorrhoid with organizing thrombosis was confirmed. This combination of sophisticated X-rays and CT scans of the abdomen offers patients an alternative Complementary shifting of luminal fluid between supine and prone positioning at CT colonography: Although CTC is the most accurate method available for polyp measurement, 30 inaccurate size assessment remains an important potential pitfall because it could lead to inappropriate patient management.