Diagnostic quality of CT pulmonary angiography in pulmonary thromboembolism: A comparison of three different kV values


Yilmaz O., Ustun E. D. , KAYAN M. , Kayan F., Aktas A. R. , Unlu E. N. , ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.19, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.889578
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR

Abstract

Background: Our purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of different kilovolt (kV) uses in computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). We also aimed to establish the optimal kV value and investigate the possibility of obtaining appropriate imaging quality with minimal radiation dose.