Comparison of Whole Heart Computed Tomography Scanners for Image Quality Lower Radiation Dosing in Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography: The CONVERGE Registry

Academic Radiology

29 January Jan 2019 6 months ago
  • Andreini D, Pontone G, Conte E

Novel technology in coronary computed tomographic angiography allows assessment of coronary artery disease with high image quality (IQ). There are currently two wide detector "whole heart" coverage scanners available, which avoid misregistration artifacts. However, there are no data directly comparing IQ between the two scanners. The aim of the current study is to investigate if IQ is different between the most current scanners of GE and Toshiba broad detector scanners.


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1. Patel N, Li D, Nakanishi R, Fatima B, Andreini D, Pontone G, Conte E, O'Rourke R, Jayawardena E, Hamilton-Craig C, Nimmagadda M, Budoff MJ. Comparison of Whole Heart Computed Tomography Scanners for Image Quality Lower Radiation Dosing in Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography: The CONVERGE Registry. Acad Radiol 2019 Jan 22. pii: S1076-6332(19)30021-2. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2019.01.002. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed