Optimizing Radiation and Contrast Dose for Cardiac CT
This course is expired. It can no longer be taken for credit.Dr. Rybicki shares his protocols for optimal imaging of the coronary arteries while using the lowest possible radiation dose. He explains how to manage radiation dose while providing clinically useful images in pediatric and adult patients. He also addresses the use of iodinated contrast in renally compromised patients and how to time contrast dosing for patient safety and optimal imaging.
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:
- Describe imaging protocols to visualize the coronary arteries
- Define best practice in iodinated contrast injection, including common pitfalls
- Understand how to obtain the most diagnostic information from coronary artery enhancement