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

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.

Alternate JournalPediatr Radiol
PubMed ID35726069