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F1000 Med Rep. 2009 Jan 21;1. pii: 1. doi: 10.3410/M1-1.

Radiation exposure in cardiac multislice spiral computed tomography (MSCT).

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Erasmus Medical Center, Department of Cardiology and Radiology PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam The Netherlands.

Abstract

Computed tomographic (CT) imaging involves exposure to ionizing radiation, with a consequent potential risk to the patient. Here we review the technical factors that affect the radiation dose in cardiac CT diagnostic procedures, the parameters that are used to measure and compare radiation doses, the magnitude of radiation exposure, and how to efficiently reduce it.

PMID:
20948773
PMCID:
PMC2920698
DOI:
10.3410/M1-1
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