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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the image noise, low-contrast resolution, image quality, and spatial resolution of adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction in low-dose body CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS Adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction was used to scan the American College of Radiology phantom at the American College of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to retrospectively compare radiation dose, noise, and image quality of abdominal low-dose CT reconstructed with adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) and routine-dose CT reconstructed with filtered back projection (FBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-three patients (37 men and 16 women; mean age, 60.8(More)
Dual-energy imaging is a promising new development in computed tomography (CT) that has the potential to improve lesion detection and characterization beyond levels currently achievable with conventional CT techniques. In dual-energy CT (DECT), the simultaneous use of two different energy settings allows the differentiation of materials on the basis of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to discuss the application of a new CT reconstruction algorithm, adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR), to reduce radiation dose at body CT and to provide imaging examples in comparison with low-dose and standard-dose filtered back projection CT. CONCLUSION The ASIR reconstruction algorithm is a(More)
Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging test that is widely used worldwide to establish medical diagnoses and perform image-guided interventions. More recently, concern has been raised about the risk of carcinogenesis from medical radiation, with a focus on CT. The purpose of this article is to (a) describe the importance of educating radiology personnel,(More)
Fifteen large-area, flat-panel displays used for clinical image review were evaluated for image quality and compared with 30 comparably sized cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors. Measurements were of image display patterns by Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA) and a commercial product. Field measurements were made of maximum and minimum luminance,(More)
OBJECTIVE CT dose reduction has become a top priority for many radiology practices as a result of federal and state initiatives and public concern. Implementing this in practice, however, is difficult because of the variability between practices, CT scanners, radiologist preferences, and institutional capacity. CONCLUSION This article will discuss(More)
Despite recent advances in CT technology, metal orthopedic implants continue to cause significant artifacts on many CT exams, often obscuring diagnostic information. We performed this prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of an experimental metal artifact reduction (MAR) image reconstruction program for CT. We examined image quality on CT exams(More)
The U.S. National Press has brought to full public discussion concerns regarding the use of medical radiation, specifically x-ray computed tomography (CT), in diagnosis. A need exists for developing methods whereby assurance is given that all diagnostic medical radiation use is properly prescribed, and all patients’ radiation exposure is monitored. The(More)
A clinical viewing system was integrated with the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale picture archiving and communication system (PACS) for providing images and the report as part of the electronic medical record (EMR). Key attributes of the viewer include a single user log-on, an integrated patient centric EMR image access for all ordered examinations, prefetching of(More)