Spiral CT in evaluation of head and neck lesions: work in progress

Radiology. 1992 Apr;183(1):281-3. doi: 10.1148/radiology.183.1.1549687.


Spiral computed tomography (CT) was used in the evaluation of 21 patients with head and neck lesions. Scanning time ranged from 24 to 36 seconds, and high-quality diagnostic scans with excellent anatomic resolution and minimal motion artifact were produced. Vascular opacification was optimized with substantially less contrast medium than used in conventional studies. These preliminary results show spiral CT to be at least comparable with conventional CT in the evaluation of the head and neck.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*