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Indications au CT low-dose aux urgences

Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2009, vol. 5, no. 213, p. 1590-4
Abstract CT delivers a large dose of radiation, especially in abdominal imaging. Recently, a low-dose abdominal CT protocol (low-dose CT) has been set-up in our institution. "Low-dose CT" is almost equivalent to a single standard abdominal radiograph in term of dose of radiation (about one sixth of those delivered by a standard CT). "Low-dose CT" is now used routinely in our emergency service in two main indications: patients with a suspicion of renal colic and those with right lower quadrant pain. It is obtained without intravenous contrast media. Oral contrast is given to patients with suspicion of appendicitis. "Low-dose CT" is used in the frame of well defined clinical algorithms, and does only replace standard CT when it can reach a comparable diagnostic quality.
Keywords AlgorithmsEmergency Service, HospitalHumansRadiation DosageRadiography, AbdominalTomography, X-Ray Computed
PMID: 19754008
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Research groups Groupe Iselin Christophe (urologie) (106)
Radiologie des urgences (800)
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POLETTI, Pierre-Alexandre Alois et al. Indications au CT low-dose aux urgences. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2009, vol. 5, n° 213, p. 1590-4. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:32421

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