Estimated radiation dose and image quality comparison of the scan protocols in dual-source computed tomography coronary angiography


Karaarslan E., Ulus S., Bavbek C.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY, vol.57, no.4, pp.407-414, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1754-9485.12036
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.407-414
  • Keywords: computed tomography coronary angiography, dual-source computed tomography, high pitch, low kilovolt, radiation dose, HIGH-PITCH, SOURCE CT, EXPOSURE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction Radiation exposure from computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) is of particular concern and several techniques have been introduced to lower the radiation dose. In this study, we aimed to compare the diagnostic image quality and estimated radiation dose of the three CTCA acquisition protocols in a recently introduced second generation dual-source computed tomography.