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E1955. Bringing New Energy to Renal Oncology: Renal Mass Characterization Using Dual Energy CT
Authors
  1. Matthew Carrea; Boston University Medical Center
  2. Mashya Abbassi; Boston University Medical Center
  3. Neha Khemani; Boston University Medical Center
  4. Christina Lebedis; Boston University Medical Center
  5. Avneesh Gupta; Boston University Medical Center
Background
1. Basic theory of DECT 2. Examples of DECT reconstructions, including spectral Hounsfield unit plots, Iodine maps, Z-effective maps, Iodine subtraction images and Iodine quantification 3. Sample cases 4. Pitfalls

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
1. Understanding the basics of dual energy CT 2. Understanding the dual energy reconstructions methods useful for evaluating renal masses 3. How to employ dual energy to improve characterization of renal masses

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
Renal masses Renal oncology Dual Energy Computed Tomography

Conclusion
Dual energy CT can be used for improved characterization of renal masses.