Low Radiation Coronary CT

Andy K W Chan, Maros Ferencik, Suhny Abbara, Brian Ghoshhajra

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    Abstract

    With the increasing use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) as a noninvasive tool to evaluate for coronary artery disease, physicians who request, perform, or interpret these studies should be aware of the associated potential risks of ionizing radiation. This article provides an overview of radiation issues in CT, the risks of diagnostic-level ionizing radiation, and strategies that can be adopted to minimize exposure to radiation of patients undergoing CCTA.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1-11
    Number of pages11
    JournalCurrent Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
    Volume7
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2014

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    Radiation
    Coronary Artery Disease
    Physicians
    Computed Tomography Angiography
    Radiation Exposure

    Keywords

    • Coronary artery disease
    • Coronary CT
    • Ionizing radiation risks

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cell Biology
    • Histology
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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    Low Radiation Coronary CT. / Chan, Andy K W; Ferencik, Maros; Abbara, Suhny; Ghoshhajra, Brian.

    In: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports, Vol. 7, No. 9, 2014, p. 1-11.

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    Chan, Andy K W ; Ferencik, Maros ; Abbara, Suhny ; Ghoshhajra, Brian. / Low Radiation Coronary CT. In: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports. 2014 ; Vol. 7, No. 9. pp. 1-11.
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