New Challenges and Protocols in Abdominal CT Imaging
- Rendon C. Nelson, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
- Dushyant V. Sahani, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
This course is expired. It can no longer be taken for credit.This two-part program addresses the safe use of contrast media in abdominal CT imaging and protocols for reducing radiation dose. In Part 1, Dr. Nelson discusses the challenges of imaging different organs, including the liver and kidneys, and explains how to obtain the best images with lower radiation exposures and contrast doses. In Part 2, Dr. Sahani discusses radiation dosing in more detail. He shares his protocols for imaging patients of different body habitus, including the obese.
This program was originally broadcast live as part of a Webinar series sponsored by Applied Radiology, supported with an educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Understand the patient safety concerns from CT radiation dose
- Review strategies to customize iodinated CM and radiation dose based on patient's body size and clinical indication
- Present the approaches to use low kVp protocols in the abdomen
- Discuss unique challenges in imaging patients of large body habitus
- Understand the safety features available on modern power injectors