Radiation Dose Considerations in Cardiac CT

Mannudeep K. Kalra, Suhny Abbara

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNovel Techniques for Imaging the Heart
Subtitle of host publicationCardiac MR and CT
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Ltd
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781405175333
StatePublished - Jan 29 2009


  • Automatic pitch adaptation
  • ECG controlled tube current modulation or ECG pulsing
  • Limiting scan coverage
  • Measures of CT radiation dose
  • Physical aspects of radiation dose
  • Prospective ECG triggering or ECG-synchronized CT acquisition
  • Risks associated with CT radiation dose
  • Shielding
  • Strategies for radiation dose reduction with CT
  • Tube current

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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