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February 17, 2020

RSNA Dose Exhibit: Low Radiation Dose Cardiac CT for Left Atrium and Pulmonary Vein Imaging

Low Radiation Dose Cardiac Computed Tomography for Left Atrium and Pulmonary Vein Imaging Using a New Protocol Based on Contrast-to-Noise Ratio (from RSNA 2018)

This exhibit presents a study comparing the radiation dose between a conventional protocol based on noise and a new protocol based on contrast-to-noise ratio in left atrial CT, and evaluating the registration accuracy of electro-anatomic mapping system at catheter ablation procedures in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Authors: Y. Matsumoto, Y. Funama, T. Masuda, Y. Muraoka, Y. Yamashita, K. Awai

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