Low kVp imaging for dose reduction in dual-source cardiac CT

Original Paper

Abstract

With the widespread application of cardiac CT has come increasing concern over the effects of radiation dose associated with this exam. Dual source CT provides a number of methods for dose reduction in helical ECG-gated cardiac CT studies. This article discusses several of these methods, with a particular emphasis on low kVp scanning, which can be applied in a large percentage of patients.

Keywords

Cardiac CT Radiation dose reduction Dual-source CT Patient size 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyFuenlabrada University HospitalFuenlabradaSpain
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyVeterans Affairs Medical CenterPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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