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Case 9: Balancing Image Quality and Radiation Dose in Cardiac CT Angiography

Explains how cardiac CTA scan parameters affect radiation dose exposure and image quality and illustrates techniques to modify scan acquisition and image post-processing to improve this balance in cardiac CTA.

Authors: N. Meyersohn; B. Ghoshhajra; U. Hoffmann

Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists performing and interpreting cardiac CT angiography

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Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated “SA-CME” by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment for physicians and medical physicists.

CME & Cat A Credit Released: 10/1/2016
CME & Cat A Renewed: 11/1/2018
CME & Cat A Credit Expires: 10/31/2021

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