Body CT: technical advances for improving safety

Marin, Daniele; Nelson, Rendon C; Rubin, Geoffrey D; Schindera, Sebastian T (2011). Body CT: technical advances for improving safety. AJR, American journal of roentgenology, 197(1), pp. 33-41. Leesburg, Va.: American Roentgen Ray Society 10.2214/AJR.11.6755

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OBJECTIVE: In this review, we attempt to address many of the issues that are related to ensuring patient benefit in body CT, balancing the use of ionizing radiation and iodinated contrast media. We attempt to not only summarize the literature but also make recommendations relevant to CT protocols, including the technical parameters of both the scanner and the associated contrast media. CONCLUSION: Although CT is a powerful tool that has transformed the practice of medicine, the benefits are accompanied by important risks. Radiologists must understand these risks and the strategies available to minimize them as well as the risks associated with contrast medium delivery in abdominal CT.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Schindera, Sebastian Tobias

ISSN:

0361-803X

Publisher:

American Roentgen Ray Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:22

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:28

Publisher DOI:

10.2214/AJR.11.6755

PubMed ID:

21701008

Web of Science ID:

000291991200013

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7663 (FactScience: 212975)

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