Low Radiation Coronary CT

Andy K.W. Chan, Maros Ferencik, Suhny Abbara, Brian Ghoshhajra

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    With the increasing use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) as a noninvasive tool to evaluate for coronary artery disease, physicians who request, perform, or interpret these studies should be aware of the associated potential risks of ionizing radiation. This article provides an overview of radiation issues in CT, the risks of diagnostic-level ionizing radiation, and strategies that can be adopted to minimize exposure to radiation of patients undergoing CCTA.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number9284
    Pages (from-to)1-11
    Number of pages11
    JournalCurrent Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
    Issue number9
    StatePublished - Sep 2014


    • Coronary CT
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Ionizing radiation risks

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Histology
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Cell Biology


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