The winner in the category Dual Energy – CT imaging with two different tube voltages is Ermidio Rezzonico of regional hospital of Lugano, Switzerland. A young man was under suspicion to be a drug runner at Swiss customs. Then, he was brought to the hospital for CT scanning. There, with the aid of the dual energy mode of Somatom Definition Flash 56, drug packs could be clearly identified in the stomach, small intestines and large intestines of the man. The different levels of energy of the dual energy images ease the discovery of foreign objects in the body. The applied Xray dose was 6.4 millisievert.
Copyright: Lugano Regional Hospital, Switzerland