Spectral imaging in the pediatric chest: past, present and future.

TitleSpectral imaging in the pediatric chest: past, present and future.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsRapp JB, Biko DM, White AM, Ramirez-Suarez KI, Otero HJ
JournalPediatr Radiol
Date Published2022 Jun 21
ISSN1432-1998
Abstract

Computed tomography technology continues to undergo evolution and improvement with each passing decade. From its inception in 1971, to the advent of commercially available dual-energy CT just over a decade ago, and now to the latest innovation, photon-counting detector CT, CT's utility for resolving and discriminating tissue types improves. In this review we discuss the impact of spectral imaging, including dual-energy CT and the recently available photon-counting detector CT, on the imaging of the pediatric chest. We describe the current capabilities and future directions of CT imaging, encompassing both the lungs and the surrounding tissues.

DOI10.1007/s00247-022-05404-9
Alternate JournalPediatr Radiol
PubMed ID35726069