in thoracic and cardiac imaging
Spiral CT plays a major role in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE).
Our group has recently evaluated the performance of 4-slice CT in the
diagnosis of acute PE. Delivered radiation dose during pulmonary embolism
work-up has recently been compared with 4-slice, 16-slice CT and digitalized
pulmonary angiography. Optimization of injection parameters represents
a future topic of research in this field. Automatic recognition of
PE is under evaluation in collaboration with the universities of Mons
and Louvain-La Neuve.
We collaborate with the cardiology team
to evaluate prospectively the diagnostic performance of 1.5 T MR, 4 and
16-slice CT to detect coronary stenoses. At the present time, we compare
the left and right ventricle function with MR and 16-slice CT.
Research in abdominal imaging