Evaluation of deep vein thrombosis with reduced radiation and contrast material dose at computed tomography venography: clinical application of a combined iterative reconstruction and low-tube-voltage technique.

@article{Oda2012EvaluationOD,
  title={Evaluation of deep vein thrombosis with reduced radiation and contrast material dose at computed tomography venography: clinical application of a combined iterative reconstruction and low-tube-voltage technique.},
  author={Seitaro Oda and Daisuke Utsunomiya and Yoshinori Funama and Toshiaki Shimonobo and Tomohiro Namimoto and Ryo Itatani and Toshinori Hirai and Yasuyuki Yamashita},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={76 11},
  pages={2614-22}
}
BACKGROUND Computed tomography venography (CTV) is clinically useful and widely available for the detection of deep vein thrombosis. Disadvantages of CTV are the need for a larger amount of i.v. contrast material (CM) and radiation exposure. A low-tube-voltage technique with iterative reconstruction may overcome this problem. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) on image quality at low-tube-voltage CTV. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty… CONTINUE READING