One of the most widespread and challenging concerns regarding the use of computed tomography (CT) is the patient’s exposure to radiation. The radiology community has developed several strategies for minimizing this exposure and its possible health risks. One such strategy involves the use of contrast medium with a relatively high iodine concentration. This is the topic of this Newsletter. An article by Professor Saba examines this and other methods of radiation dose reduction. The research articles selected for you this month also examine radiation dose-lowering methods and the optimization of radiation dose in CT, while the e-book chapter emphasizes their application in cardiothoracic CT. Finally, three clinical cases selected from the MDCT.net archive illustrate these methods in practice, particularly highlighting the efficacy of the use of high-iodine-concentration contrast media.
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From the MDCT.net team