Investigating the Use and Optimization of Low Dose kV and Contrast Media in CT Pulmonary Angiography Examination


Kara M., KAYAN M. , Cetinkaya G., Turkoglu S., Kayan F.

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.15, no.3, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/iranjradiol.57928
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY

Abstract

Background: Using a low volume of contrast medium and tube voltage may enhance the opacification of pulmonary arteries and thrombus detection without decreasing the image quality. In addition, this protocol can also ensure that exposure of the patient to the contrast medium and radiation dose maybe significantly reduced.