Abstract

Exposure to ionizing radiation for diagnostic investigationshas aroused much concern in recent years both in scientific literature and in the media.The exposure has dramatically increased in the last twodecades; in fact, CT represents 11% of diagnostic tests,but contributes 68% to the collective dose. On the othersinging, a plethora of TC investigations, including screening of thethorax in smokers, virtual colonoscopy and the study ofcoronary, they are affirmed for the relative simplicity of executionand high diagnostic performance, sometimes alternativelyto traditional and more expensive invasive techniques. Betweenthese investigations, the Cardio TC (CTC) has achieved a remarkablesuccess with a wide range of clinical indications currentlyavailable.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)367-372
Number of pages6
JournalIL GIORNALE ITALIANO DI RADIOLOGIA MEDICA
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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