Low-dose multidetector dynamic CT in the breast: Preliminary study

Kyoung Seo Bo, Etta D. Pisano, Ran Cho Kyu, Kon Cho Pyong, June Young Lee, Jin Kim Seok

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the feasibility of using low-dose multidetector dynamic computed tomography (CT) scan for imaging breast. We measured the radiation dose using a phantom at low- and standard-dose CT. To compare the image quality at low- and standard-dose CT, we evaluated normal breasts in 57 cases. In 44 cases with breast cancer, we assessed the staging and time-enhancement curves of breast cancer. In conclusion, the low-dose multidetector dynamic CT scan is feasible for the evaluation of the breast, with reduced radiation dose and with similar image quality when compared with standard-dose CT scan. In breast cancers, low-dose dynamic CT could be used for the staging of breast cancer before surgery.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)172-178
    Number of pages7
    JournalClinical Imaging
    Volume29
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Keywords

    • Breast
    • Breast neoplasms
    • Breast neoplasms, CT

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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