Body CT: Technical advances for improving safety

Daniele Marin, Rendon C. Nelson, Geoffrey D. Rubin, Sebastian T. Schindera

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. In this review, we attempt to address many of the issues that are related to ensuring patient benefit in body CT, balancing the use of ionizing radiation and iodinated contrast media. We attempt to not only summarize the literature but also make recommendations relevant to CT protocols, including the technical parameters of both the scanner and the associated contrast media. CONCLUSION. Although CT is a powerful tool that has transformed the practice of medicine, the benefits are accompanied by important risks. Radiologists must understand these risks and the strategies available to minimize them as well as the risks associated with contrast medium delivery in abdominal CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-41
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume197
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Contrast media
  • CT
  • Patient safety
  • Protocol optimization
  • Radiation dose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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