Hepatic metastases from breast carcinoma: comparison of noncontrast, arterial-dominant, and portal-dominant phase spiral CT.

@article{Zimmerman2000HepaticMF,
  title={Hepatic metastases from breast carcinoma: comparison of noncontrast, arterial-dominant, and portal-dominant phase spiral CT.},
  author={Peter Zimmerman and David S. K. Lu and Lucie Y Yang and Shin Cheh Chen and James Sayre and Barbara M Kadell},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={2000},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={197-203}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this work was to determine the relative value of noncontrast (NC), arterial-dominant (AD), and portal-dominant (PD) phase images in spiral CT of the liver for breast cancer metastases. METHOD Forty-four spiral CT scans in 18 patients with hepatic metastases from breast cancer were retrospectively reviewed by three radiologists. Subjective evaluations of overall lesion conspicuity and margination were graded on a 5 point scale for NC, AD, and PD phase images, and the… CONTINUE READING