Prospective ECG Triggering During Chest CT Cuts Radiation Dose

ECGs and Medical Imaging (especially Ultrasound and General X-ray) are two of the most commonly utilised procedures for health assessment purposes so it comes as no wonder that the two different ‘disciplines’ can come together to cut radiation does during a chest CT procedure.

According to this article from Imaging, when non-specific chest pain is being urgently evaluated with whole-chest multi-detector CT, using prospective electrocardiographic (ECG) triggering instead of retrospective ECG gating can reduce the radiation dose by more than 70%.

Interested in findout out more, surf on to Imaging for the full article.


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