Author: J.F. Paul
Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue, Le Plessis-Robinson, France aly
The accurate interpretation of chest CT — the first-line modality in the diagnosis of thoracic
pathology — requires a deep knowledge of anatomy. This Focus On illustrates the main anatomical
features of the thorax through a series of high-resolution CT images in 2D, with multiplanar
reconstruction, and in 3D with volume and surface rendering. Use this presentation to review the
position and CT appearance of bones, vessels and organs in both physiological and pathological
Literature reporting protocols, clinical applications and data interpretation for routine and emergency imaging of abdominal and pelvic organs such as liver, pancreas, urinary tract and gastrointestinal tract.