Multidetector helical CT in the evaluation of acute small bowel obstruction: comparison of non-enhanced (no oral, rectal or IV contrast) and IV enhanced CT.

@article{Atri2009MultidetectorHC,
  title={Multidetector helical CT in the evaluation of acute small bowel obstruction: comparison of non-enhanced (no oral, rectal or IV contrast) and IV enhanced CT.},
  author={Mostafa Atri and Caitlin Mcgregor and Mathew D F McInnes and Niall Power and Katayoun Rahnavardi and Calvin Law and Alex Kiss},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={135-40}
}
PURPOSE To compare accuracy of non-enhanced CT (NECT) (no oral or IV contrast) and enhanced CT (ECT) (IV enhanced only) to diagnose small bowel obstruction and evaluate reviewer's experience impact. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-nine adult patients underwent 105 NECT and ECT (6 patients had 2 examinations) on a four-detector CT. An abdominal radiologist, an abdominal imaging fellow, a second-year radiology resident retrospectively reviewed NECTs and ECTs separately and independently blinded to… CONTINUE READING