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Evaluation of pulmonary nodules and infection on chest CT with radiation dose equivalent to chest radiography: Prospective intra-individual comparison study to standard dose CT

posted by Hatem Alkadhi, M.D., M.P.H., E.B.C.R. | Sep 27, 2016
Hatem Alkadhi, M.D., M.P.H., E.B.C.R.

Purpose: To compare prospectively, in patients undergoing chest computed tomography (CT) for pulmonary-nodules or infection, imagequality and accuracy of standard dose (SD) and reduced dose (RD) CT with tin-filtration. Read more

Dual-Energy CT for Quantification of Urinary Stone Composition in Mixed Stones: A Phantom Study.

posted by dsct.com | Sep 23, 2016

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of using dual-energy CT to accurately quantify uric acid and non-uric acid components in urinary stones of mixed composition. Read more

Case: D-Transposition of the Great Arteries – CT Evaluation of a Newborn

posted by dsct.com | Sep 20, 2016
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A 13-day-old female newborn suffering from desaturation was scheduled for a surgical operation on an arterial switch. A cardiac CT scan was ordered to evaluate the anatomy of the heart, the great vessels and the coronary arteries prior to the operation. Read more

Case: Sudden Cardiac Arrest after Knee Surgery – Painting the Whole Picture

posted by dsct.com | Sep 16, 2016
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A 33-year-old female patient (BMI 31 kg/m²), who had been discharged home from a peripheral hospital two days earlier (after knee surgery), called Emergency Medical Services (EMS) complaining of a sudden-onset dyspnea at rest. Ten minutes later, EMS personnel found her unconscious and pulseless upon arrival at her apartment. Cardiopulmonary … Read more

Comparison of organ-specific-radiation dose levels between 70 kVP perfusion and standard triphasic liver CT in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma using a Monte-Carlo-Simulation-based analysis platform.

posted by Thomas Henzler, MD | Sep 13, 2016
Thomas Henzler, MD

Purpose: The aim of this study was to systematically compare organ-specific-radiation dose levels between a radiation dose optimized perfusion CT (dVPCT) protocol of the liver and a tri-phasic standard CT protocol of the liver using a Monte-Carlo-Simulation-based analysis platform. Read more

Low-dose abdominal CT for detection of urinary stone disease – Impact of additional spectral shaping of the X-ray beam on image quality and dose

posted by Ralf Bauer, M.D. | Sep 9, 2016
Ralf Bauer, M.D.

Objective: To evaluate a novel tin filter-based abdominal CT protocol for urolithiasis in terms of image quality and CT dose parameters. Read more

Virtual unenhanced imaging of the liver with third-generation dual-source dual-energy CT and advanced modeled iterative reconstruction

posted by Carlo Nicola De Cecco, M.D., PhD | Sep 6, 2016
Carlo Nicola De Cecco, M.D., PhD

Objectives: To compare image quality and diagnostic accuracy for the detection of liver lesions of virtual unenhanced (VU) images based on third-generation dual-source dual- energy computed tomography (DECT) compared to conventional unenhanced (CU) images. Read more

U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D.

Professor of Radiology, Medicine, and Pediatrics –
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Josef Matthias Kerl, M.D.

Fellow in Clinical Radiology –
Expert in CTA, pulmonary vein

Sebastian Leschka, M.D.

Associate professor –
Expert in CTA, emergency radiology, abdominal imaging

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