Exploration the Method of Low Dose Coronary Artery Imaging with Dual-Source CT


Objective: On the premise that the image quality meets the requirements of clinical diagnosis, we explored the methods to reduce the radiation dose of coronary artery imaging with Dual-Source CT (DSCT). Methods: We randomly selected 200 patients with coronary heat disease (BIM<25kg/m2), applied the scanning technology of regulating the dose of heart electric pulse (AUTO) on the 100 patients in group A. In this group for different heart rate we chose different full dose exposure time window. For the 100 patients in group B, we used conventional full dose (OFF) scan mode. The DSCT automatically selected the best time and phase to reconstruct the image. We used the 5 point system to evaluate the image quality, measured and compared the image noise and radiation dose. When P<0.05, the differences between the two groups have statistical significance. Results: The image quality scores between the two groups showed no significant difference (P > 0.05). The average image noise in group A is (41.76 ± 7.98) HU, in group B the average image noise is (43.97 ± 3.88) HU, the dif- ference between the two groups was not statistically significant (P>0.05). The average CTDIvol of group A and B were (20.63 ± 2.24) mGy, (38.11 ± 10.69) mGy, respectively, then P <0.01. The average DLP of group A and B are (235.75 ± 28.64) mGycm and (492.59 ± 125.49) mGycm respectively, then P <0.01, the dif- ference of radiation dose had statistical significance (P<0.05). Conclusions: For coronary artery imaging with DSCT the heart electric pulse (AUTO) regulation technology can meet the diagnostic requirements and effectively reduce the radiation dose.

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Huang, Z. , Xiao, B. and Zhong, L. (2013) Exploration the Method of Low Dose Coronary Artery Imaging with Dual-Source CT. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 1, 6-10. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2013.11002.

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