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J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2017 Jul;4(3):031211. doi: 10.1117/1.JMI.4.3.031211. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Recent advances in cardiac computed tomography dose reduction strategies: a review of scientific evidence and technical developments.

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Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Imaging, Division of Cardiovascular Imaging, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Abstract

Cardiac imagers worldwide are bracing for increased utilization of cardiac computed tomography (CT) in clinical practice. This expanding opportunity brings along a responsibility to produce diagnostic quality images with optimized radiation dose. The following review aims to address the dose reduction strategies in cardiac CT in light of recent scientific evidence and technical developments.

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cardiac computed tomography; computed tomography; dose optimization; dose reduction; radiation dose; safety

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