Significant anxiety has been expressed by some over the radiation risks associated with computed tomography (CT), particularly when it applies to a screening examination such as CT colonography. These theoretic risks are far outweighed by the significant benefits colorectal cancer screening offers. Regardless of how significant the theoretic risk of CT radiation is in the older population, the ALARA principle maintains that radiation dose should be reduced to As Low As Reasonably Achievable. This article will discuss various strategies that may be utilized to reduce radiation dose and mitigate any increase in image noise that may occur.
- Automatic dose modulation
- Computed tomography colonography
- Iterative reconstruction
- Radiation dose reduction
- Virtual colonoscopy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging