Eur Radiol 2021 Aug 24. Epub 2021 Aug 24.
The Shanghai Institution of Medical Imaging, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200032, People's Republic of China.
Objectives: To explore the value of dual-energy CT (DECT) for differentiating benign sinonasal lesions from malignant ones, and to compare this finding with simulated single-energy CT (SECT), conventional MRI (cMRI), and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI).
Methods: Patients with sinonasal lesions (38 benign and 34 malignant) who were confirmed by histopathology underwent DECT, cMRI, and DWI. DECT-derived parameters (iodine concentration (IC), effective atomic number (Eff-Z), 40-180 keV (20-keV interval), virtual non-enhancement (VNC), slope (k), and linear-mixed 0. Read More