Pediatric MDCT: towards assessing the diagnostic influence of dose reduction on the detection of small lung nodules.

@article{Li2009PediatricMT,
  title={Pediatric MDCT: towards assessing the diagnostic influence of dose reduction on the detection of small lung nodules.},
  author={Xiang Li and Ehsan Samei and David M. DeLong and Robert Peter Jones and Ana Maria Gaca and Caroline L. Hollingsworth and Charles M. Maxfield and James G. Colsher and Donald P Frush},
  journal={Academic radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={872-80}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of reduced tube current (dose) on lung nodule detection in pediatric multidetector array computed tomography (MDCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included normal clinical chest MDCT images of 13 patients (aged 1-7 years) scanned at tube currents of 70 to 180 mA. Calibrated noise addition software was used to simulate cases as they would have been acquired at 70 mA (the lowest original tube current), 35 mA (50… CONTINUE READING

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