Diagnostic accuracy of dual-source CT coronary angiography in obese and non-obese patients
3rd-generation dual source CT angiography with automated tube voltage selection provides a high diagnostic accuracy for detecting significant stenoses in coronary arteries. Detection accuracy was not significantly different between non-obese and obese patients, thus current radiation dose-saving approaches can be applied independent of body habitus.
- Coronary CTA provides high diagnostic accuracy in non-obese and obese patients.
- Diagnostic accuracy between obese and non-obese patients showed no significant difference.
- <120 kV studies were performed in 44 % of obese patients.
- Current radiation dose-saving approaches can be applied independent of body habitus.
Authors: Stefanie Mangold, Julian L. Wichmann, Joseph Schoepf et al.