Scientific article

Indications au CT low-dose aux urgences

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 5, no. 213, p. 1590-1594
Publication date2009

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.

  • Algorithms
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Humans
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiography, Abdominal
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Citation (ISO format)
POLETTI, Pierre-Alexandre Alois et al. Indications au CT low-dose aux urgences. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2009, vol. 5, n° 213, p. 1590–1594.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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