acquisition en contraste spontané

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09:00 Mar 29, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
French term or phrase: acquisition en contraste spontané
"Étude tomodensitométrique du thorax en contraste spontané"
"Acquisition volumique spiralée en contraste spontané."
"Sous réserve d'une acquisition en contraste spontané"

Il s'agit des comptes rendus des examens thoraciques.
Je n'arrive pas trouver l'équivalent en anglais, "spontaneous contrast" me semble se référer à "spontaneous echo contrast" qui est une symptome au lieu d'une méthode d'examination.

Tout conseil sera le bienvenue, merci !
Sarah Baker
Local time: 14:53

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4non-contrast imaging
Denise Pavao
3native contrast imaging
Anne Schulz



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native contrast imaging

I am not sure why none of the French colleagues step in here.

As far as I can see, the "contraste spontané" is just the natural contrast seen between tissues when no contrast-enhancing agent is applied. You might call this a "native scan" or, to be closer to the source text, a scan using "native contrast".

And, yes, I agree: "spontaneous contrast" is used for ultrasound imaging only.

Anne Schulz
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non-contrast imaging

I hadn't realized until I saw Anne's answer that "native contrast" is also used. I usually use "non-contrast" and it seems to be the more common way of describing a scan that is performed without injecting a contrast agent. You will also see "with contrast" and "without contrast."

Note added at 4 days (2018-04-02 17:48:44 GMT)
Denise Pavao
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