The CT Scan is the reference imaging modality for a detailed and precise study of the lung parenchyma.
As a complement to the chest X-ray, the CT scan is the reference imaging for examining the thorax (lung, pleura, mediastinum and heart). With infra-millimetric precision, it allows a detailed analysis of the airways (e.g., trachea, bronchi…), of which it can detect size anomalies, and the lung parenchyma (e.g., bacterial or viral infection, fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, mesothelioma…). Therefore, CT scans can be used to examine and quantify potential smoking-related complications (e.g., chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic inflammation, etc.) and can be used when screening for bronchopulmonary cancers (i.e., in high-risk patients) using non-invasive, rapid and low-dose radiation protocols.
Using an injection of iodinated contrast media, the CT scan allows the study of the mediastinum vessels, and more particularly in cased of suspected Pulmonary Embolism (e.g., clots) or aortic abnormalities (e.g., dissection, dilatation, atheroma plaque, etc.).
Doctor Aïna Venkatasamy is a radiologist and co-director of the IHU Strasbourg’s Medical Imaging Facility (GIE) alongside Professor Gallix. Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Molecular Biology (Ph.D.). she has worked at the Strasbourg University Hospital, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and the Universitätsklinikum Freiburg in Germany. She specializes in head and neck (ENT), body and oncology imaging.
Benoît Gallix is a radiologist and a Professor of Medicine in France and Canada. Prior to joining the IHU Strasbourg, Benoît Gallix served as Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging, Hospital Saint-Eloi, at the Montpellier University Hospital in France (2008-2013) and Chief of the Imaging Department at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2013-2019). At McGill, he created a research laboratory focused on Automatic Quantification of Tumor Morphology using artificial intelligence (Machine Learning) and also developed an Oncology Network of different University Hospitals in Montreal for artificial intelligence.
Doctor Dominique Charneau is a radiologist, with 30 years of experience in radiology, especially in abdominal imaging.
Doctor Vanina Faucher is a Hospital Practitioner at the University Hospitals of Strasbourg, specialized in abdominal imaging.