Рентгенология & Радиология, 2015, LIV 32-37

Multi detector computed tomography in retroperitoneal diseases

L. Chervenkov, V. Sirakov

For many years the retroperitoneal space, associated with a large number of diseases, has been unavailable for the early imaging. The advent of computed tomography (CT), and then the multi detector computed tomography (MDCT) contributed greatly to the early detection and accurate diagnosis of retroperitoneal diseases. The switchfrom CT to MDCT in early 2000 dramatically changes theapproach to imaging of the abdominal organs and due to the significantly rapid imaging enables multiphase examination – native and contrast enhanced. The time for a contrast bolus may be adjusted to achieve the arterial, venous and parenchymal phases of scanning. Huge efforts are aimed at
developing new hardware and software strategies.MDCT is established as the primary method for characterization and staging of retroperitoneal masses.