Dual source CT coronary angiography in severely obese patients: trading off temporal resolution and image noise.

@article{Leschka2009DualSC,
  title={Dual source CT coronary angiography in severely obese patients: trading off temporal resolution and image noise.},
  author={Sebastian Leschka and Bjoern Stinn and Florian T. Schmid and Bernd Schultes and Martin Thurnheer and Stephan Baumueller and Paul Stolzmann and Hans Scheffel and Thomas G. Flohr and Simon Wildermuth and Hatem Alkadhi},
  journal={Investigative radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={
          720-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess in severely obese patients the subjective and objective image quality parameters and to estimate the radiation dose of dual-source computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA), using 3 different protocols. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dual-source CTCA was performed in 60 patients (30 women; mean age 58 +/- 7 years) suffering from obesity class II or higher (body mass index [BMI] >35 kg/sq m). Twenty patients were examined with a standard CTCA protocol at 120 kV/350 mAs… CONTINUE READING

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