Radiation dose optimization for CT-guided interventional procedures in the abdomen and pelvis

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Abstract

Radiation dose to patients can be high for some CT-guided interventional procedures in the abdomen and pelvis, especially tumor ablations. Strategies for radiation dose reduction include choosing an alternative guidance modality that does not use radiation whenever feasible, restricting the cranio-caudal length of interventional scans to the interventional target, and refinement of technical skills in order to minimize the number of scans acquired for interventional guidance. Dose optimization for these procedures is best achieved by lowering the tube current relative to the prior diagnostic scan, choosing dose efficient scanning modes, and using intermittent-mode, narrowly collimated CT fluoroscopy for interventional guidance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-284
Number of pages6
JournalJACR Journal of the American College of Radiology
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Abdomen
Radiation
Fluoroscopy
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • CT
  • interventional
  • radiation dose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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