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Industry-wide efforts look to control CT dosing levels, but not everyone is convinced the radiation is under control.

- See more at: http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/low-dose#sthash.mBBRVQOf.dpuf
 

Industry-wide efforts look to control CT dosing levels, but not everyone is convinced the radiation is under control.

- See more at: http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/low-dose#sthash.mBBRVQOf.dpuf

Capturing data on CT radiation doses from RIS/PACS databases was more accurate and cost effective than self-reported survey data.

Low Dose

SOMATOM Force CT

The latest dual source CT includes features that provide low dose imaging for patients with renal insufficiency, difficulty holding their breath and more.

An ECG-triggered high-pitch CT angiography allowed simultaneous imaging of the heart, head and neck arteries.

Patients undergoing low dose CT chest screening for lung cancer may also be assessed by automated coronary artery calcification scoring.

Further strategies are required to reduce CT radiation doses used in diagnostic screening.

Physicians and radiologists should clearly communicate risks and benefits of imaging procedures, especially for pediatric patients.

Clinical decision support tools can help standardize best practices for radiologists and patients.

Medicare should fully cover low-dose CT lung cancer screening as per the USPSTF recommendations for high-risk patients.

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