MDCT Arthrography of the Hip: Value of the Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction Technique and Potential for Radiation Dose Reduction.

Tobalem F, Dugert E, Verdun FR, Dunet V, Ott JG, Rudiger HA, Cherix S, Meuli R, Becce F

AJR Am J Roentgenol, in Press

As for MDCT of the spine, the use of iterative reconstruction techniques (e.g. up to 50% ASIR) in hip MDCT arthrography helps to reduce radiation dose by approximately 35 to 60%, while maintaining diagnostic image quality comparable with a regular-dose protocol using filtered back-projection.

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