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Table 3 Overview of recommended follow-up procedures by organs, CE-CT compared to CE-SCT

From: Economic impact of spectral body imaging in diagnosis of patients suspected for occult cancer

Area of interest Scan type Frequency Suggested procedure
Liver CE-CT 8 Biopsy of the liver
1 Endoscopic US of the liver
3 Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreaticography
2 Gastroscopy
4 Magnetic resonance cholangio pancreaticography
5 MRI scan of the liver
1 18F-FDG PET/CT
94 US examination of the liver
CE-SCT 4 Biopsy of the liver
4 Endoscopic US of the liver
3 Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreaticography
3 Magnetic resonance cholangio pancreaticography
5 MRI scan of the liver
21 US examination of the liver
Kidney CE-CT 4 Biopsy of the kidney
1 CT scan of the kidney
1 MRI of the kidney
64 US examination of the kidney
CE-SCT 8 Biopsy of the kidney
1 CT scan of the kidney
3 US examination of the kidney
Adrenal CE-CT 42 Dedicated CT of the adrenal gland
CE-SCT 1 Biopsy of the adrenal
16 Dedicated CT of the adrenal gland
Pancreas CE-CT 1 Biopsy of the pancreas
3 Dedicated CT of the pancreas
3 Endoscopic US of the pancreas
4 MRI of the pancreas
1 18F-FDG PET/CT
CE-SCT 1 Biopsy of the pancreas
2 Dedicated CT of the pancreas
4 Endoscopic US of the pancreas
Lung CE-CT 1 Biopsy of the lung
57 CT scan of the lungs
20 18F-FDG PET/CT
CE-SCT 49 CT scan of the lungs
3 Flexible bronchoskopy
20 18F-FDG PET/CT
Prostate CE-CT 4 Biopsy of the prostate
53 PSA measurement
1 MRI scan of the prostate
1 US examination of the prostate
CE-SCT 9 Biopsy of the prostate
45 PSA measurement