[Low-dose computed tomography for the detection of cocaine body packs: clinical evaluation and legal issues].

@article{Pache2012LowdoseCT,
  title={[Low-dose computed tomography for the detection of cocaine body packs: clinical evaluation and legal issues].},
  author={Gregor Pache and Derek C Einhaus and Stefan Bulla and Tobias Baumann and Mathias Langer and Philipp Blanke},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  year={2012},
  volume={184 2},
  pages={122-9}
}
PURPOSE To discuss the juridical basis for CT examinations of cocaine body packers and to evaluate the clinical implementation of a tube current reduction-based low-dose CT protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS A literature search was performed to discuss the legal basis regarding the problem, the procedures, the potential harm and the proportionality. Retrospective evaluation of 8 patients who had undergone a low-dose CT scan (body mass index < 25 kg/m(2) 30 mAs; > 25 kg/m(2) 60 mAs) during the… CONTINUE READING

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