Rationale and design of the worldwide prospective multicenter registry on radiation dose estimates of cardiac CT angiography in daily practice in 2017 (PROTECTION VI)

Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography

18 December Dec 2017 one month ago
  • Andreini D

Cardiac computed tomography angiography (cardiac CTA) is an increasingly used versatile imaging method to evaluate coronary and cardiac morphology. Owing to improvements in technology, image quality has continuously improved over the last 10-20 years. At the same time, numerous non-randomized and randomized studies have been performed to reduce the associated radiation exposure. Currently, it is unclear if the advances in technology and knowledge about radiation reduction translated into reduced levels of cardiac CTA radiation dose in daily clinical practice as well as a wide utilization of dose-saving strategies.

Reference
Stocker TJ, Deseive S, Chen M, Leipsic J, Hadamitzky M, Rubinshtein R, Grove EL, Fang XM, Lesser J, Maurovich-Horvat P, Marques H, Andreini D, Tabbalat R, Kang JW, Eckert J, Dickson P, Forsdahl SH, Lambrechtsen J, Cury RC, Hausleiter J. Rationale and design of the worldwide prospective multicenter registry on radiation dose estimates of cardiac CT angiography in daily practice in 2017 (PROTECTION VI). J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2017 Dec 5. pii: S1934-5925(17)30257-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2017.11.015. [Epub ahead of print]

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