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Clinical indications for cardiac computed tomography. From the Working Group of the Cardiac Radiology Section of the Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM)

Indicazioni cliniche per l’utilizzo della tomografia computerizzata del cuore. A cura del gruppo di lavoro della Sezione di Cardio-Radiologia della Società Italiana di Radiologia Medica (SIRM)

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Abstract

Cardiac computed tomography (CCT) has grown as a useful means in different clinical contexts. Technological development has progressively extended the indications for CCT while reducing the required radiation dose. Even today there is little documentation from the main international scientific societies describing the proper use and clinical indications of CCT; in particular, there are no complete guidelines. This document reflects the position of the Working Group of the Cardiac Radiology Section of the Italian Society of Radiology concerning the indications for CCT.

Riassunto

La tomografia computerizzata del cuore (CCT) è diventata uno strumento efficace in differenti contesti clinici. Lo sviluppo della tecnologia ha portato ad una progressiva espansione delle indicazioni con una concomitante riduzione della dose di radiazioni necessaria per l’esecuzione dell’indagine. Ancora oggi sono pochi i documenti delle maggiori società scientifiche internazionali che si esprimono sulle effettive modalità di utilizzo e sulle indicazioni cliniche della CCT; in particolare mancano delle linee guida complete. Questo documento rispecchia la visione del gruppo di lavoro della Sezione di Cardio-Radiologia della Società Italiana di Radiologia Medica in merito alle indicazioni correnti della CCT.

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di Cesare, E., Carbone, I., Carriero, A. et al. Clinical indications for cardiac computed tomography. From the Working Group of the Cardiac Radiology Section of the Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM). Radiol med 117, 901–938 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11547-012-0814-x

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