Low-dose pulmonary CT angiography: reduced radiation exposure and iodine load at low tube kilovoltage

Szücs Farkas, Zsolt; Vock, Peter; Schindera, Sebastian Tobias (2010). Low-dose pulmonary CT angiography: reduced radiation exposure and iodine load at low tube kilovoltage. Imaging in Medicine, 2(6), pp. 695-705. 10.2217/iim.10.59

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CT pulmonary angiography is the currently accepted standard in ruling out acute pulmonary embolism. Issues of radiation dose received by patients via CT have been extensively disputed by radiologists and reported by the media. In recent years there has been considerable research performed to find ways for reducing radiation exposure from CT. Herein, we will discuss specific measures that have been shown to be valuable for CT pulmonary angiography. The limitations and the potential benefits of reduced CT peak tube kilovoltage will be detailed as this method is capable of reducing both radiation exposure and iodine load to the patient simultaneously. We discuss some of the emerging tools, which will hopefully play a significant role in wider acceptance of low-dose CT pulmonary angiography protocols.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Szücs Farkas, Zsolt; Vock, Peter and Schindera, Sebastian Tobias

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1755-5191

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:12

Last Modified:

04 Mar 2014 22:35

Publisher DOI:

10.2217/iim.10.59

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/2447 (FactScience: 204950)

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