Securing safe and informative thoracic CT examinations—Progress of radiation dose reduction techniques

Takeshi Kubo, Yoshiharu Ohno, Joon Beom Seo, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Willi A. Kalender, Chang Hyun Lee, David A. Lynch, Hans Ulrich Kauczor, Hiroto Hatabu

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Abstract

The increase in the radiation exposure from CT examinations prompted the investigation on the various dose-reduction techniques. Significant dose reduction has been achieved and the level of radiation exposure of thoracic CT is expected to reach the level equivalent to several chest X-ray examinations. With more scanners with advanced dose reduction capability deployed, knowledge on the radiation dose reduction methods has become essential to clinical practice as well as academic research. This article reviews the history of dose reduction techniques, ongoing changes brought by newer technologies and areas of further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-319
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean journal of radiology
Volume86
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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