Whole-Body Computed Tomography Using Low-Dose Biphasic Injection Protocol With Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction V: Assessment of Dose Reduction and Image Quality in Trauma Patients

This study aimed to evaluate potential dose savings on a revised protocol for whole-body computed tomography and image quality after implementing Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction V (ASiR-V) algorism for trauma patients and compare it with routine protocol. Materials and Methods One hundred trauma patients were classified into 2 groups using 2 different scanning protocols. Group A (n = 50; age, 32.48 ± 8.09 years) underwent routine 3-phase protocol. Group B (n = 50; age, 35.94 ± 13.57 years) underwent biphasic injection protocol including unenhanced scan for the brain and cervical spines, followed by a 1-step acquisition of the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. The ASiR-V level was kept at 50% for all examinations, and then studies were reconstructed at 0% ASiR-V level. Radiation dose, total acquisition time, and image count were compared between groups (A and B). Two radiologists independently graded image quality and artifacts between both groups and 2 ASiR-V levels (0 and 50%). Results The mean (±SD) dose-length product value for postcontrast scans in group A was 1602.3 ± 271.8 mGy · cm and higher when compared with group B (P
Source: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography - Category: Radiology Tags: Abdominal Imaging Source Type: research

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