Safety and accuracy of dual-source coronary computed tomography angiography in the pediatric population.

@article{Han2012SafetyAA,
  title={Safety and accuracy of dual-source coronary computed tomography angiography in the pediatric population.},
  author={B. Kelly Han and Jana L Lindberg and David M. Overman and Robert S. Schwartz and Katharine L R Grant and John R. Lesser},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={252-9}
}
BACKGROUND High heart rates and radiation sensitivity have limited the use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in pediatric patients. OBJECTIVE A contemporary evaluation of image quality and reduction in radiation exposure with dual-source CT technology has not been reported in a large cohort of pediatric patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS Consecutive coronary CTA scans (n = 71) in 70 pediatric patients were retrospectively reviewed. Metoprolol was administered… CONTINUE READING