The safe practice of CT coronary angiography in adult patients in UK imaging departments

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Title: The safe practice of CT coronary angiography in adult patients in UK imaging departments
Author(s): Harden, SP
Bull, RK
Bury, RW
Castellano, EA
Clayton, B
Hamilton, MC
Morgan-Hughes, GJ
O'Regan, D
Padley, SP
Roditi, GH
Roobottom, CA
Stirrup, J
Nicol, ED
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Computed tomography coronary angiography is increasingly used in imaging departments in the investigation of patients with chest pain and suspected coronary artery disease. Due to the routine use of heart rate controlling medication and the potential for very high radiation doses during these scans, there is a need for guidance on best practice for departments performing this examination, so the patient can be assured of a good quality scan and outcome in a safe environment. This article is a summary of the document on Standards of practice of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) in adult patients published by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) in December 2014.
Publication Date: 17-May-2016
Date of Acceptance: 1-May-2016
ISSN: 1365-229X
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 722
End Page: 728
Journal / Book Title: Clinical Radiology
Volume: 71
Issue: 8
Copyright Statement: © 2016 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Keywords: CTCA standards working party of the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Radiologists
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1103 Clinical Sciences
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Clinical Sciences
Imaging Sciences
National Heart and Lung Institute
Airway Disease
Faculty of Medicine

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