Cine viewing of abdominal CT

Satoru Tazawa, Yasuo Gotoh, Shoki Takahashi, Masayuki Zuguchi, Shin Maruoka

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A few studies have been reported that CT cine viewing on the CRT is superior to film-based viewing of CT images (Seltzer et al., Radiology 197 (1994) 119; Bonaldi et al., Am. J. Roentgenol. 170 (1998) 373; Tillich et al., Am. J. Roentgenol. 169 (1997) 1611). The purpose of our study is to know how to use cine viewing of abdominal CT. Thirty CT studies on the abdomen with both precontrast and postcontrast images were examined. The suitable rate of cine viewing ranged from 1 to 6 frames per second according to the size, the contrast and the complexity of the anatomical structures, and the slice thickness. For small or complex structures, checking each image might be required to know the full detail of them. Positional sorting among multiphase images, which is followed by consecutive display of a precontrast image, postcontrast early and late phase images at one position and so on, is useful to see the dynamic pattern of enhancement of the anatomical structures. However, there was no significant difference between cine viewing and film-based viewing concerning both the detectability of the anatomical structures and the conspicuity of enhancement of the liver and the pancreas, so that cine viewing might be an alternative to film-based viewing for CT diagnosis of the abdomen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • CT cine viewing
  • Film-based viewing
  • Positional sorting
  • Viewing rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics


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