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Performance of turbo high-pitch dual-source CT for coronary CT angiography: first ex vivo and patient experience

posted by Hatem Alkadhi, M.D., M.P.H., E.B.C.R. | Jul 23, 2014
Hatem Alkadhi, M.D., M.P.H., E.B.C.R.

To evaluate image quality, maximal heart rate allowing for diagnostic imaging, and radiation dose of turbo high-pitch dual-source CCTA. Read more

New series: Webinars on “Personalized CT imaging with SOMATOM Force” (1/4)

posted by Thomas Henzler, MD | Jul 21, 2014

This is the first part of our four-part series of webinars on “Personalized CT imaging with SOMATOM Force.” Dr. Thomas Henzler of the University Medical Center of Mannheim, Germany, shares his experiences with the 3rd generation dual source system. In part one, he discusses low contrast dose imaging. Read more

Closing in on the K Edge: Coronary CT Angiography at 100, 80, and 70 kV-Initial Comparison of a Second- versus a Third-Generation Dual-Source CT System

posted by Thomas Henzler, MD | Jul 17, 2014
Thomas Henzler, MD

To prospectively evaluate radiation and contrast medium requirements for performing high-pitch coronary CT angiography at 70 kV using a third-generation DSCT system in comparison to a second-generation DSCT system. Read more

Image quality and radiation dose of low tube voltage 3(rd) generation dual-source coronary CT angiography in obese patients: a phantom study

posted by U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D. | Jul 11, 2014
U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D.

Third-generation DSCT enables one to perform coronary CTA at 70-80 kV in obese patients without compromising CNR and thus reduces radiation dose by 49-68 %. Read more

Feasibility of prospectively ECG-triggered high-pitch coronary CT angiography with 30 mL iodinated contrast agent at 70 kVp: initial experience

posted by U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D. | Jul 7, 2014
U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D.

To evaluate the feasibility, image quality and radiation dose of prospectively ECG-triggered high-pitch coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with 30 mL contrast agent at 70 kVp. Read more

Ultralow-Dose Chest CT for Pulmonary Nodule Detection: First Performance Evaluation of Single Energy Scanning With Spectral Shaping

posted by Sebastian Leschka, M.D. | Jul 1, 2014
Sebastian Leschka, M.D.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the image quality and sensitivity of ultralow radiation dose single-energy CT with tin filtration for spectral shaping and iterative reconstructions for the detection of pulmonary nodules in a phantom setting. Read more

Peering through the glare: using dual-energy CT to overcome the problem of metal artefacts in bone radiology

posted by Savvas Nicolaou, M.D. | Jun 27, 2014
Savvas Nicolaou, M.D.

This article reviews the theory of dual-energy CT (DECT) and its ability to reduce metal artefact, thus enhancing the diagnostic value of musculoskeletal imaging. Read more


Experts
Stephan Achenbach, M.D.

Professor of cardiology –
Expert in Coronary CTA


Marilyn J. Siegel, M.D.

Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics –
Expert in pediatric imaging


Gregor Pache, M.D.

Head of Section Cardiovascular Radiology, Senior radiologist –
Expert in Cardiovascular Imaging, Dual Energy CT, Dose Reduction


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