Optimizing radiation dose parameters in MDCT arthrography of the shoulder: illustration of basic concepts in a cadaveric study.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_C3ED8C34863F
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Optimizing radiation dose parameters in MDCT arthrography of the shoulder: illustration of basic concepts in a cadaveric study.
Périodique
Skeletal radiology
Auteur(s)
Aguet J., Becce F., Dunet V., Vlassenbroek A., Coche E.E., Omoumi P.
ISSN
1432-2161 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0364-2348
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
48
Numéro
8
Pages
1261-1268
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article

Résumé
To determine in a cadaveric study the lowest achievable radiation dose and optimal tube potential generating diagnostic image quality in multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) arthrography of the shoulder.
Six shoulders from three human cadavers were scanned using a 256-MDCT system after intra-articular injection of diluted iodinated contrast material. Using six decreasing radiation dose levels (CTDI <sub>vol</sub> : 20, 15, 10, 8, 6, and 4 mGy) and for each dose level, four decreasing tube potentials (140, 120, 100, and 80 kVp), image noise and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) were measured. Two independent and blinded observers assessed the overall diagnostic image quality, subjective amount of noise, and severity of artifacts according to a four-point scale. Influence of those MDCT data acquisition parameters on objective and subjective image quality was analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis and Wilcoxon signed-rank tests, and pairwise comparisons were performed.
Multidetector CT protocols with radiation doses of 15 mGy or higher, combined with tube potentials of 100 kVp or higher, were equivalent in CNR to the reference 20 mGy-140 kVp protocol (all p ≥ 0.054). Above a CTDI <sub>vol</sub> of 10 mGy and a tube potential of 120 kVp, all protocols generated diagnostic image quality and subjective noise equivalent to the 20 mGy-140 kVp protocol (all p ≥ 0.22).
Diagnostic image quality in MDCT arthrography of the shoulder can be obtained with a radiation dose of 10 mGy at an optimal tube potential of 120 kVp, corresponding to a reduction of up to 50% compared with standard-dose protocols, and as high as 500% compared with reported protocols in the literature.
Mots-clé
Arthrography, CT, Image quality, MDCT, Radiation dose, Shoulder
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
18/03/2019 19:17
Dernière modification de la notice
21/08/2019 6:34
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