Abdominal Imaging - Pictorial Essay

Utility of multidetector CT in an emergency setting in acute mesenteric ischemia


  • Barış Türkbey
  • Erhan Akpınar
  • Barbaros Çil
  • Muşturay Karçaaltıncaba
  • Okan Akhan

Received Date: 29.02.2008 Accepted Date: 03.03.2008 Diagn Interv Radiol 2009;15(4):256-261

Prompt diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia is a dilemma which is unfortunately generally made at the irreversible phase of intestinal damage. Besides conventional diagnostic imaging modalities contrast enhanced multidetector computed tomography angiography enables fast and detailed evaluation of the mesenteric circulation and abdominal viscera which provides accurate and rapid diagnosis in the emergency room.

Keywords: computed tomography , abdominal pain , mesenteric vascular occlusion