AAPM Updates Adult Chest, Head and Brain Perfusion CT Protocols

The Alliance for Quality Computed Tomography (AQCT), an AAPM Working Group comprising academic and consulting medical physicists who specialize in CT imaging, representatives of each of the major CT scanner manufacturers, and liaisons to the American College of Radiology, American Society of Radiology Technologists, and the Food and Drug Administration, has recently updated its Routine Adult Chest, Routine Adult Head (Brain), and Adult Brain Perfusion protocols.

The Alliance members consider these protocols reasonable and task-appropriate, and the settings representative of typical clinical values, even though they may not always match default protocols. The protocols represent a sampling of currently available scanner models and are not intended to provide comprehensive information for all available scanner models.

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