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What happens during a three phase abdominal ct scan?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Tri-phasic CT: Tri-phasic ct scans are used to evaluate the structure, the blood vessels and the nature of the organs. The three phases are: 1) before the intravenous contrast is given; 2) the arterial phase, when the dye is given rapidly as an injection, the effect is that it goes to the heart as a bolus and then to the aorta as a bolus, like an arteriogram; 3) the venous phase or equilibration phase.

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