Overall evaluability of low dose protocol for computed tomography angiography of thoracic aorta using 80 kV and iterative reconstruction algorithm using different concentration contrast media

Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology

5 April Apr 2017 6 months ago
  • Annoni AD, Mancini ME, Andreini D, Formenti A, Mushtaq S, Nobili E, Guglielmo M, Pepi M.

Multidetector Computed Tomography Angiography (MDCTA) is presently the imaging modality of choice for aortic disease. However, the effective radiation dose and the risk related to the use of contrast agents associated with MDCTA is an issue of concern. Aim of this study was to assess image quality of a low dose ECG-gated MDCTA of thoracic aorta using different concentration contrast media without tailored injection protocol.

According to the results, Multidetector Computed Tomography Angiography protocols using 80 kV and low concentration contrast media are feasible without need of tailored injection protocols.

Reference

  • Annoni AD, Mancini ME, Andreini D, Formenti A, Mushtaq S, Nobili E, Guglielmo M, Baggiano A, Conte E, Pepi M. Overall evaluability of low dose protocol for computed tomography angiography of thoracic aorta using 80 kV and iterative reconstruction algorithm using different concentration contrast media. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2017 Mar 27. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12608. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed