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Acquisition Protocols

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Cardiac CT imaging is a rapidly evolving technique. It benefits from the latest technical improvements in computed tomography, particularly concerning the rotation times, the detector coverage and the reconstruction speed. The major challenge in cardiac CT coronarography is to overcome some specific problems such as cardiac movements and rhythm, the small size of the coronaries and the coverage of the whole heart in one breath-hold. Moreover, this exam must be conducted with the lowest possible radiation dose. These particularities lead to the development of new machines and new concepts every year.

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  • Heart Rate Control
  • Multislice Spiral Compute Tomography
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Third Degree Atrioventricular Block
  • Noninvasive Coronary Angiography

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Kirsch, J., Dupont, M., Hamoir, X. (2009). Acquisition Protocols. In: Rémy-Jardin, M., Rémy, J. (eds) Integrated Cardiothoracic Imaging with MDCT. Medical Radiology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72387-5_6

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